Wesley Shreffler

Wesley (“Wes”) Earl Shreffler
July 2, 1945 – March 24, 2011

Surrounded by his loving family, Wes went home to his Lord on March 24, 2011. He was born and raised in Everett, Wash., attended Everett schools, and graduated from Everett High School in 1964.

Wes was a phenomenal artist and an accomplished musician, at times playing lead guitar, but his main love was the drums. He worked with several Northwest bands and also formed bands of his own throughout the years (TIMBER, MUDDY WATER, and S.O.S.). He also toured in Washington, Canada, and Alaska.

Wes worked for a while as a draftsman for the Boeing Company, and later in its Wire Shop. He later worked as a supervisor for Northwest Center at Naval Station Everett.
Wes and his wife, Karen, moved to Concrete in 2006, where he retired and began creating beautiful and unique items from recycled wood. He referred to his woodshop as his “playpen” and spent many happy hours crafting wonderful things.

Wes and Karen began attending Community Bible Church in Concrete in 2007. In August 2008, Wes was baptized.

Wes was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Sieaetta, and his brother Ted. He is survived by his best friend, wife, and soulmate, Karen; two children, Alicia Love of Marysville, Wash., and Frederick Wallace of Victoria, Texas; eight grandchildren, Brandon, Jareck, Nicholas, Jacob, Kurtis, Zachary, Tiva, and Prudence; brothers-in-law Roddy Howard of Concrete and Harold (Sara) Preston of Kennewick, Wash.; sister-in-law Cheryl (Larry) McNulty of Mt. Vernon, Wash.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.

Wes was a bright light to all who knew him. We will miss his smile, laughter, fantastic sense of humor, his music and artistic creations, and those sparkling, crystal-blue eyes, but most of all the totally unconditional love that he gave to his wife, his family, and his many friends. Rest in God’s perfect peace. You are, and will always be, greatly loved.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the family home in Concrete on Sat., May 14, 2011, at 1 p.m. Please come and share your memories of Wes with everyone. The address is 47794 SR 20, Concrete, WA 98237-9488. Telephone 425.876.5243.

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