Ronald Shafer, III

Ronald Shafer, III, was born April 4, 2004, in Amarillo Texas. He passed at the age of 18 in Lubbock Texas, June 23, 2022. He was greeted in his heavenly home by his Lord and Savior, as well as his Nana Rena Shafer, Papa Ronald Shafer, Aunt Tammie.

Throughout all of Ronald’s years on this earth he always had a smile that could light up the room and a laugh that was contagious. He had a joke for any occasion just to put a smile on someone’s face. Ronald left an impact on every person he met. He was a very giving and brave young man. He would always go out of his way to help a friend or a stranger. Ronald loved to spend his time with family and friends. He loved cooking with his mom and working on cars with his dad. He would also find new ways to torment his sisters. Ronald loved the outdoors and trying something new.

Those who will continue to carry his light are his loving and devoted parents Roni and Sheldon Hayes; his father, Jose Varela, IV and his wife, Carla Varela; his brothers, Zeth and Donald, his sisters, Misty, Tara, Kyra, Kalee, Kloie, and Summer; his playful nephew Karter, as well as many aunts, uncles, and a multitude of cousins.

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home Friday, July 1, 2022, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Lighthouse Funeral Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave, Amarillo, Texas.




  1. Kayelyn

    I didn’t know Ronald very well, but I did know that he was a kind hearted young man with a sweet smile. The few times I talked with him were always enjoyable, and I always admired his curiosity during class about rockets and how they worked. I was able to see his face light up when he talked to the teacher about the mechanics and asked questions about how how they were built.

  2. Mary wheat

    Ronald I knew you 18 years I watch you grow from a baby to a handsome man, a man with A heart of gold you love everyone you put everyone before you. Though I didn’t get to see you we maybe a part but never in our heart I will always be listening with my ear cause you will always be here in my heart ?. Ronald you are the most handsome angel above and it’s so sad cause you just were a baby fixing to go on your journey of life . Now I wish I would have came to see you but now I will not til the day we meet again. Til then Ronald can you save me a spot and tell my mom hi .Ronald go fly baby boy you have your wings . Your always going to have a key to my heart love aunt Mary

  3. Denisse

    Ronald was a great friend. He would sit with me at lunch and hang out with me and my friends at recess. We all loved him and knew he was a kind, sweet person. Ronald would have classes close to mine and I loved walking him to class bc he would always tell me about some crazy stuff. I loved the stories though, they would make my day. I will forever have Ronald in my heart. I will never forget all the good times we had. <3

  4. Colyn Swindell

    Rest in peace my friend fly high

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