Harvey Washington Shires, 94, moved to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at his home. Born April 1, 1927 in Lincoln County, he was the beloved son of the late Charlie Washington Shires and Betty Smith Shires. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Opal Virginia Helms Shires, whom he married on June 9, 1951. Also preceding Mr. Shires in death were his brothers, Clarence, Tom, Joe, and Sinclair; his sisters, Nell, Maggie, Pearl, Annie, and Kate; and his great-grandsons, Allen and Damien. He was a U.S. Army Veteran where he was a paratrooper that served with the 376th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion, part of the 82nd Airborne Division. During his time in service, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Tim and Robin, Jeff, David and T.C., Mark and Tonie, and Phil and Lena; his grandchildren, Jennifer and Terrell, Travis, Suzanna and Bubba, Tim and Christina, Tiffany and Murphy, Stephine, Pam and Justin, Brittany, Brent, Eric, Greg and Michelle, Ashley, Josh, and Karen and Marshall; and his great-grandchildren, Logan, Morgan, Kenzie, Natalie, Zachary, Garrett, Gavin, Madison, Abby, Hayden, Kaylie, Westlynn, Khalessi, Sophie, Stephine, Riley, Syennia, Landon, Rhylie, Cory, Casey, Harmilee, Autum, Willow, Austin, and Nolan.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Shires will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly. The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County, 900 Donita Dr., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Condolence messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.woodlawnfuneral.org. Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly is caring for Mr. Shires' family.
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Hospice of Lincoln County
900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton NC 28092