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John Wesley ShiversMay 29, 1940 ~ October 18, 2017 (age 77)
John Wesley Shivers
May 29, 1940 – October 18, 2017
John Wesley Shivers passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 18, 2017 at the age of 77.
He is survived by his current wife, Nancee Draney; one sister, Anna Sneed; two brothers, Thomas and Jim Shivers. He is also survived by his seven chidren: John (Katie) Shivers, Betty (Jerry) Legerski, Debbie (Nelson) Woodbury, Brenda (Bryon) McBride, Barbara (Kevin) Petersen, Bridget (Pete) Toole, Brooke Cornia and his faithful companion, Goliath. He has twenty-seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchidren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas R. and Cecilia Shivers; his first wife of 43 years, Barbara Ann Bechtel Shivers; wife, Joyce Owens Shivers and one son, Robert Lee and his other faithful companion, Hercules.
In 1957 John joined the United States Navy. He became a 3rd Class Petty Officer and served until 1961.
He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a special agent and later became an engineer. At the same time he held a rural route contract for Hooper Post Office. He worked shortly after retirement for Office Value as a delivery driver and enjoyed the companionship from the customers.
Dad enjoyed many hobbies such as fishing, baking candies during Christmas, telling funny childhood stories or just having a cup of coffee with company.
Dad was larger than life, with a big tender heart. If someone was in a pinch he was always the first to respond. He loved his two dogs, Goliath and Hercules.
Come celebrate our memories and his life at Westwood Village Clubhouse on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1111 N 2000 W, Farr West from 12 to 2 pm.