William Joseph Schlaffer, Jr, 63, went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2019. He was the son of the late Grace and William J. Schlaffer, Sr.
Bill was an avid outdoorsman he loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of the Isaak Walton League and formerly a member of Liberty Spring Ruritan Club.
He is survived by his soulmate of 34 years Brenda Dunn; brother Charlie Schlaffer and wife Beth; step-daughter Valarie Trainham (Ronnie); nieces and nephews Donnie (Crystal), Ward (Katie), Jessica, Lauren, Ronnie (Kat); great-grandchildren Brayden, Dayton, Aspyn, Kayleigh, and Charlotte; aunt Dorothy Kennedy and cousins Kevin Kennedy and Terry Phelps; and special girl Bambi whom he has spoiled her whole life.
A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 1 PM at Oakland Christian Church, 5641 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk VA 23432 by Rev. Mary Anne Biggs and Rev. Wayne Gardner, with burial in Newman Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk VA is serving the family.
Special thanks to Hospice of Virginia for their great care and support of Bill and his family. The care and love shown by Julie, Zen, Pat and Sarah will never be forgotten! Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.