The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 29, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013


Ronald Ray ‘Rondal’ Shifflett

Ronald Ray “Rondal” Shifflett, formerly of Oak Hill, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home in Cornell, Wis.

Born in Kingston, W.Va., on July 24, 1940, he was the son of the late Raymond and Thelma (Coleman) Shifflett.

After attending school in Oak Hill, Ron enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 19. He spent time on the west coast, overseas and then was stationed at Patauxent River, Md. While on the skydiving team he met and married Carol Staudacher. They later divorced.

Ron enrolled in the West Virginia State Police Academy in 1968. Throughout his career with the State Police he spent time with the drug task force and working different cases as an undercover agent. The stories that Ron would tell and the accomplishments throughout his career show the pride he took in his work.

In 2006 he moved to Wisconsin to live with his daughter due to Alzheimer’s. To the very end, Ron never lost a certain personality trait: you never knew what kind of prank Ron was going to pull.

Surviving are his daughters, Karen (Joel) Craker of Luck, Wis., and Donna Shifflett (Bob Kendall) of Cornell, Wis.; sister, Nancy Plunkett of Slaughterville, Okla.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild as well aunts, uncles, niece, nephews, his ex-wife and numerous other family members.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Chaplan Jim Mitchell of the WV State Police officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Cremains will be interred at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill with military graveside rites by Oak Hill VFW Post #3110.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Clyde ‘Dale’ Sizemore

Clyde “Dale” Sizemore, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date at Trout Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Lewisburg Elks Local No. 1758 Scholarship Fund,  P.O. Box 68, Lewisburg, WV 24901-0068.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

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