Claude Harrison Shiflet, 87, of Asheboro passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Asheboro, North Carolina.
Claude was born in Churchville, Virginia, on July 24, 1932, to Dyche Emory and Edna Skelton Shiflet.
He was a lifetime horseman. Claude loved his work and felt blessed to be the successful owner and trainer of Shiflet Stables in Asheboro for more 40 years. Claude was inducted into eight Hall of Fames including The United Professional Horseman Association Hall of Fame and was awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award. He was a former Board member for Rules and Regulations for the American Horse Show Association. He was a United States Equestrian Federation certified judge, judging all major horse shows across the country. He was formerly the American Saddlebred Association ambassador to Australia.
Claude was an active member of First Presbyterian Church for 49 years where he served as a youth leader, elder and deacon.
He and his wife Alice were volunteers for Meals on Wheels for 12-plus years. He picked up food for Christians United Outreach Ministries (CUOC) and was a volunteer for Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.
In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by brothers, Earl, Lenwood and Riley; and sisters, Charlotte, Christine and Lola Mae. He is survived by wife, Alice Shiflet; sons, Harrison Shiflet and wife Beverly, Doug Shiflet and wife Debbie, Mark Shiflet and wife Jill and Shane Shiflet and wife Suzy; grandchildren, Matthew Shiflet and wife Whitney, Taylor Shiflet Silvers and husband Justin, Grant Shiflet and wife Melissa, Brad Shiflet and wife Elizabeth, Daniel Shiflet and wife Amber, Andrew Shiflet, Grady Shiflet, Stone Shiflet, Piper Shiflet, Payton Shiflet and Coley Shiflet; and great-grandchildren, Rowen Shiflet, Levi Shiflet, Clayton Shiflet and Eliza Shiflet.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 11, from 5-8 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 420 W. Walker, Asheboro, with the Rev. Russ Ward and Pastor Michael Trogdon officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009; Christians United Outreach Center (CUOC), P.O. Box 784, Asheboro, NC 27204; or Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, 831 E. Pritchard St., Asheboro, NC 27203.
-- via UPHA