LEETONIA, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) –  Richard L. Jeffers, Sr., 77, died Thursday, November 2, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman following a short battle with cancer.

Born December 5, 1945 in Glenwood, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Hershel and Frances Mae (Holly) Jeffers.

He worked at GM for 41 years, retiring in 2007.

An Army veteran who served in Vietnam, Richard was a worker. He took pride in taking care of his family and maintaining his property. He loved to landscape and play scratch-off lottery tickets. He was “Pap” to many and will be missed by all.

Survivors include his wife, Christine (Massie) Jeffers whom he married December 14, 1968; his children, Richard L. (Sandra) Jeffers, Jr. of East Palestine and Crystal (Paul Woodring) Jeffers of Leetonia; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; as well as his sisters, Eloise Swartz and Charlotte Rosenburg.

He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy A. Jeffers and a sister, Dollie Spears.

Calling hours are 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5 at the Weber Funeral Home.

Services officiated by the Rev. Kari Lankford will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 6 at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Kemble Cemetery.

Leave condolences at www.weberfh.com.

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