2018-08-23 / Obituaries

William R. Shives

Needmore, 66

William “Bill” Reed Shives, 66, Needmore, died Sunday, August 19, 2018, at his residence.

He was born in Mc- Connellsburg, April 7, 1952, the son of the late Dorothy O. (Truax) and A. Reed “Pete” Shives. He was the husband of Paula Jean (Smith) Shives, whom he married October 6, 1973.

He served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for six years.

He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren in Needmore; American Legion Post #561 in McConnellsburg; Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and also attended Warfordsburg United Methodist Church. He was a Belfast Township supervisor for 36 years; past employee of P&W Inc.; past partner in Shives Brothers Lumber; past owner/operator of Shives Lumber; and currently was a partner in S&S Excavating and Hauling in Needmore.

He enjoyed flea markets, eating out, all outdoor activities, especially hunting, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, W. Matthew “Matt” (husband of Anita) Shives, Needmore; a brother, Gary (husband of Penny) Shives, Harrisonville; sisters: Betty (wife of Greg) Shaffer, Breezewood, and Debra ( wife of Lonnie) Palmer, Warfordsburg; granddaughters: Marina C. ( Shives) Meck ( wife of Randy), Broad Top; Cassidy D. Shives, Needmore; Mikayla A. Shives, Needmore; a step-grandson, Jalen Meck, Broad Top; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 23, with Pastor Frank Kocek officiating.

Interment will be at Antioch Christian Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery.

Military services will be conducted by Fulton Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons Int., The Fulton Camp, PO Box 642, Mc- Connellsburg, PA 17233, or Fulton County Library, 227 North First St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.

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