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James Rodney Schafner

November 19, 1953 ~ October 6, 2022 (age 68)


Mr. James Rodney Schafner, age 68 of Augusta, passed away on October 6, 2022 at Glenwood Health and Rehabilitation following an extended illness.

He was born on November 19, 1953 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late James and Beulah Schafner. He graduated from Auburn University in 1976 with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and then earned his Master’s degree in 1983. For the majority of his career, James worked for Savannah Nuclear Site in Augusta. He was Baptist by faith and was a long-time member of Warren Baptist Church in Augusta. His passions in life were fishing and Auburn football.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Allison Schafner; and one sister, Marie Rosetta.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving caregiver, Luanne Schafner; two sons, Caleb John Schafner and Jonah Robert Schafner; and his loyal dog, Tuck.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 1:00pm at Warren Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Memorial Service
October 13, 2022

1:00 PM
Warren Baptist Church (Augusta, Georgia)

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