Shelbyville Daily Union


June 4, 2013

Shelbyville mourns loss of mayor


Dave Mills attended church with Shuff at the First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville. “He (Shuff) was really a good friend, a good person. There was nothing bad about him,” Mills said. Except, Mills added with a chuckle, Shuff could always stretch a triple into a single on the softball field. The two men were members of the softball team. "It was a thing between us. The joke was Roy and I could hit a ball a mile and just make it to first base. We were pretty slow," Mills said.

Shuff was owner of Shelbyville Insurance Services, and Mills said his knowledge of insurance was invaluable to all the committees he worked on and, Mills said, as a businessman “he was very straight up,” a man easy to trust.

Shuff also was known for having a good sense of humor. “He was always good for a laugh,” Mills said. “He always made you feel comfortable no matter what.”

Mills added that Shuff always volunteered to help with the Christmas meal served by the church each year to those who are alone on Christmas.

Mills also worked with Shuff on projects through the Shriners, and he remembers Shuff as always willing to offer a helping hand. “If you needed someone, he was there. He was just a warrior.”

Mills’ thoughts on Shuff could be wrapped up with one telling comment. “He’s just someone who would always have your back. He’s just good people.”

A complete obituary for Mr. Shuff can be found on page 3A.

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