2017-09-07 / Obituaries

Douglas Shives

Needmore, 75

Douglas “Dale” Shives, 75, Needmore, died Thursday, August 31, 2017, at his home.

Born February 3, 1942, in Hancock, Md., he is the son of the late Melvin J. Sr. and Rosella (Dittmar) Shives.

He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1960 to 1964. He was a heavy equipment operator, retiring from Springfield Contractors with 25 years of service.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by his wife, Christa (Patzke) Shives, Needmore; a son, Duane D. Shives and his wife, Darla, Needmore; a granddaughter, Kristen A. Mellott, and her husband Dustin, Big Cove Tannery; a grandson, Derek D. Shives, and his girlfriend, Samantha Jones, both of Williamsport, Md.; great-grandchildren: Olivia, Logan, Evan and Ariana Mellott; two sisters: Sonja Stottler and Carol Wertman, both of Hagerstown; and two brothers: Melvin J. Shives Jr., Needmore, and Barry K. Shives, of Little River, S.C.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia, and a brother, Gene Shives.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences at www.grovefh.com.

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