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James LeRoy Schafer
May 30, 1969 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 54) 54 Years Old
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James LeRoy "Boots" Schafer Sr, 54, of Ingleside, TX formerly of Bethlehem, PA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 9th. He was the son of the late Wilbert Schafer Sr. and Gladys (Stout) Schafer of Bethlehem. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Michelle (Steiner), and children Yolanda Steiner and Zofia of Austin, TX, James Jr. (Nicole) of Bethlehem, PA, Alexandria (Josh) of Plano, TX, Siera "Cricket" and Reese at home. He is also survived by his half siblings, Wilbert Jr. of TN and Elaine of PA. He leaves behind his faithful Bowie along with Ringo, Achilles and Lola. His grand dogs Leroy, Bailey, Molly, Nova and grand cat Omen. He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas.
He graduated from Freedom High School (Bethlehem, PA) and went on to serve in the Army, in the Airborne 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. He was formerly employed by J's Steaks and Subs on Stefko Blvd. for many years, Air Professionals, and Aire Serv of the Coastal Bend in Rockport, TX.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, shooting at the range, watching his sci-fi shows and taking long walks in Lowe's with his ever faithful Bowie.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations towards living expenses during this time. They can be made through Venmo @Michelle-Schafer-31 or send a card of support to Michelle Schafer 1919 Highway 35 N #321 Rockport, TX 78382.
A memorial service is planned for November 25th at Aire Serv from 2-4 pm.