Leighton Jared Shifflett
Leighton Jared Shifflett, 24 of Graham, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 in Young County. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. at Faith Center. Burial will follow in Newcastle Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Leighton was born Aug. 26, 1992 in Mineral Wells, attended Graham High School and graduated in 2011. He played football and baseball for the Graham Steers. He went on the attend North Central Texas College and worked with his family in the oil business until he began attending and graduated from the Fire Academy in December 2016. Leighton made the Dean's List and excelled at the top of his class. Leighton strived to do the very best at whatever he did. He loved working out and crossfit and the friends he made there. His family was his life and he spent all of his extra time with them.
Survivors include his mother, Stacy L. Riley of Graham; father, Matt Shifflett and wife, Lisa of Graham; sisters, Lexis Shifflett of Wichita Falls and Katy Reddell of Fort Worth; brothers, Toby Reddell of Graham and Tanner Reddell of Austin; grandparent, Robert Riley of Jean; maternal great-grandmother, Lena Weatherbee of Fort Worth, maternal great-grandparents, Bob and Scooter Riley of Newcastle; aunts, Melissa Ryan and husband, Randy of Graham and Pat Harris of Graham; uncles, Billy Shifflett, Stanley Shifflett and Mitchell Shifflett and families; cousins, Brittiany Pinkston and husband, Kevin and their children, Noah and Eden of Graham and Sheridan Tomlin and husband, Taylor of Mineral Wells; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Bill and Eva Shifflett; maternal grandmother, Sandy Weatherbee Riley; maternal great-grandfather, Pete Weatherbee and maternal great-grandmother, Joyce Riley.