Phillip Alan Shafer, 69, of Southaven, Mississippi departed this life on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at his home. He was born on December 25, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee to Paul Maddox and Lela Pearl Oliver Shafer. After graduating from Whitehaven High School, he received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, where he played football. He then pursued his career playing Professional Football for the Baltimore Colts, Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles.
He is preceded in death by his parents and step-son: Jeremy Hagewood.
Phillip is survived by his wife: Marsha James Shafer of the home, three grandsons: Trace Daniel Hagewood, Maddox Leh Hagewood and Ian Carson Floyd, two brothers: Paul Thomas Shafer and David Shafer, one sister: Paulette Johnson and many other family members and friends.
A graveside service will be held Monday, May 16, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Marked Tree Cemetery in Marked Tree, Arkansas. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at Delancey Funeral Home in Marked Tree Arkansas.