Columbus Lee Shifflett, Sr., 81, of Warm Springs, Virginia passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Virginia. 

He was born October 12, 1939 in Hot Springs, Virginia, the son of the late Layton O’dell Shifflett and Mary Pauline Graham Shifflett.

Mr. Shifflett retired from Covington Honda Nissan where he worked as a Car Salesman.

He was a member of Healing Springs Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman, gardener and sportsman. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially when he could attend family reunions.

He is survived by a special companion,  Jeanette Bryant of Covington, Virginia; three children, Columbus L. Shifflett, Jr. of Warm Springs, Kathi S. Hensley & husband Allen of Hot Springs, Virginia, Melvin D. Shifflett & wife Missy of Hot Springs;  two grandchildren, Whitney Shifflett of Hot Springs, Virginia, Landon Hensley of Radford, Virginia; seven brothers, Robert Shifflett & wife Charlotte of Hot Springs, Jerry Shifflett & wife Sarah of Hightown, Virginia, Hugh Shifflett & wife Diana, Ralph Shifflett, Ron Shifflett & wife Lumina, Randy Shifflett & wife Sue, Jody Shifflett all of all Hot Springs; five sisters; Jeannette Dellinger & husband Ray of Bakersville, NC, Patricia Watson & husband Frankie of Fairmont, WV, Edna Beam & husband Tom of Kerikeri, New Zealand, Sally Howard & husband Jim, Martha Peters & husband Eddie all of Hot Springs; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jim, Frank & Leonard Shifflett.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Warm Springs Cemetery with Reverend Richard Goforth officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Healing Springs Baptist Church, 4697 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.


  1. So sorry that you are gone Columbus. You were a fine Man and always had a smile on your face. Rest in Peace.

  2. My Dearest Jeanette, so sorry Columbus is gone. I know you will miss him. Please let me know if I can help you. Prayers for you & family of Columbus.

  3. We certainly will miss sweet, gentle Columbus, but we know we will see him again when we are united in heaven. My prayers are with Jeanette and Columbus’ family.

  4. I just learned that Columbus passed. My deepest sympathies to his family. As a young teenager, I used to enjoy going to the Mitchelltown gas station with my mom because he was such a welcoming, kind human being. All of my girlfriends thought he was cute, too. It was easy even when he was young to see what a good man he was. So sorry. God called a good man home.

  5. Out deepest sympathy in the passing of Columbus.
    Always smiling & a kind gentleman.
    He will be greatly missed
    Eddie & Peggy


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