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In Memory of
Brent Alan Sheffer
November 7, 1957 - March 30, 2019

Saturday, April 13th from 2:30-4 p.m. at Faith Covenant Church

Saturday, April 13th 4 p.m. at Faith Covenant Church

Brent Alan Sheffer, age 61, of Westerville Ohio passed away peacefully on Saturday March 30, 2019. He was born on November 7, 1957 in Canton Ohio to the late Dwight and JoAnne (Dennis) Sheffer. He was a 1975 graduate of Canton South High School and received his BSBA in Finance/Accounting in 1979 from The Ohio State University. After a successful accounting career, he decided to go to law school and graduated from Capital Law School in 1990 with a Juris Doctor. As an attorney and a CPA his practice emphasis was on tax, real estate, corporate and probate law. He passed the bar in 1990, was sworn in to the United States Tax Court in 1991, the United States District Court (southern district) Ohio in 1992 and the Supreme Court of the United States Court in 1995. His memberships included being an advisor for Junior Achievement, 1980-1985, Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminars, 1985-1991. He was on the entertainment committee German Village Oktoberfest, 1986-1996. He was a member of the Board directors Ohio 4-H Foundation, 1975-1977 and a member of advisory committee, 1988-1990. He was on the Board directors Columbus Jaycee Youth Foundation, 1985-1991, 93-97. He was Legal counsel to Columbus Flight Watch, 1993-1997 and served as a director, 1997-2000. He was a member American Bar Association (tax committee since 1990), the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association (tax committee since 1990), AICPA as well as the Institute of Management Accountants. He was a member of the Ohio Society Certified Public Accountants (Ohio accountancy board liaison 1991-1993), the American Association Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Columbus Junior Chamber of Commerce (director 1985-1988, 90-91, 93-97, he was awarded the Presidential Achievement award in 1986 and the Membership award 1987. He was newsletter editor 1993-1994, president 1996-1997, and board chairman 1997-1998, awarded JCI Senatorship 1997). He belonged to the Sports Car Club American (chairman membership 1982-1983, regional executive 1984-1985, director Columbus 500 Road Race operations 1987-1988, received the Regional Executive Worker award 1983, Regional Executive award 1984, the Regional Race Worker of Year award 1988, the Jim Trueman Memorial Tro phy 1988) and the Ohio State University Sports Car Club (president 1978-1980). He was also a member of Phi Delta Phi (charter committee 1988, treasurer 1989-1990, alumni chairman since 1990). His love of service led him to be active with the Central Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Service as a Ham radio operator and the National Rifle Association as a Life Member. He was very active in the Men's Bible Study at his church. He enjoyed reading, sports car racing, rallying, bicycling with the Columbus Outdoor Pursuits and skied with the Columbus Ski Club. Brent is survived by his wife, Hillary (Taylor) Sheffer; his brother Scott (Beth) Sheffer; and his nephews, Duncan and Graham. Along with his parent he is preceded in death by his sister, Linda (Sheffer) McDonald. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 13th at Faith Covenant Church, 3607 Dempsey Road, Westerville from 2:30-4 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life service at 4 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association.


Franklin County ARES

Apr 2, 2019

We express our deepest condolences to Brent's family, especially Hillary. Brent's enthusiasm will be sorely missed along with his humor, expertise and volunteering spirit. We count it a privilege to have known and worked with him. Franklin County Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Service


Roh Hardin

Apr 2, 2019

I am so sorry, Hillary. Please know I am thinking of you, sending prayers and love at this difficult time. 💔🌹♥️🙏🏼


Koni Wade

Apr 2, 2019

Hi Hillary, I am so very sorry to hear about Brents passing. He was such a good man with a good soul. I came to know Brent thru La Boit and grew to love him so much. He was always kind to me and for the past 15 years he never missed a year of calling me on my birthday to wish me happy birthday. It falls in 2 weeks and I will miss his call dearly. I am so sorry for your loss hun. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed. RIP dear Brent.


Sandy Loy

Apr 2, 2019

Hillary, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lifting you up to the Lord for peace and comfort. I'm here if you need anything, just call me.


Lindsay Chambers

Apr 2, 2019

Hillary, We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers for strength and peace. May you continue to be surrounded with love, hugs and family/friends to be your strength for when the loss is to much to bear and that you are comforted by all of the cherished memories over the years to bring you peace. With Deepest Sympathy, Lindsay Chambers & The Chambers Family


Amy Dellenbach

Apr 2, 2019

A full heart of thoughts, hugs and prayers are being sent your way, not just now, but in the days, weeks, and months to come. Just know you have many people to support you and lean on as time passes and the shock wears off. We are here for you.


Alice Bonning

Apr 2, 2019

Hillary - my deepest condolences about your loss. I pray that you will soon have peace and a comforted spirit.


Martin and Cheryl Luxeder

Apr 2, 2019

Very sorry, a terrible loss for all of his family, friends and numerous organizations. Prayers for you Hillary :)


Anne-Marie Meyer

Apr 2, 2019

Hillary -- you are in my thoughts and prayers. His Will is hard, but He will give you the strength you need. If I can ever do anything at all for you, please don't hesitate to ask. AM2


Karen McGee

Apr 2, 2019

Hillary, Sending heartfelt sympathy. Rev 4:21 Karen McGee



Apr 2, 2019

Oh Hillary, I had no idea. I am so sorry for what you are going through. Please take care if yourself during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Julie Stage

Apr 3, 2019


Les Clem

Apr 3, 2019

Hillary, I was very sorry to hear about Brent. Please accept my deepest sympathy at what I know is a very difficult time for you. I have known Brent since we worked together at Coopers & Lybrand in the 80s.


Ken and Terri Grace

Apr 3, 2019

Hillary our deepest condolences. Brent was a very special person who will be missed by many. Our love goes out to you in this time of need. Ken &Terri Grace


Janis Ford

Apr 4, 2019


Larry Rosolowski

Apr 5, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Brent's passing. Brent and I were good friends when we were in college and in the early years of our professional lives. He was a great guy, but we lost touch when I moved to Michigan to get my graduate degree, after which we moved to Upstate NY and then Southern California. I think of him every now and then when the idea of sports cars and road rallies comes up. We were both members of SCCA and put on several novice road rallies together. We were also involved in the Sunriser 400, a professional event. He competed while I ran the scoring operation. I wish we had reconnected prior to this since he is/was a really great person. It's nice to see how well he did in his career and in life. We will miss him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time.



Apr 10, 2019

Hilary, your fellow patriots with Friends of NRA send our condolences.