Obituary for David Shirey

David Shirey

Birth Date: Mar. 14th, 1938
Date Passed: Apr. 14th, 2015


David Shirey age 77, of Ravenna died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Great Lakes Specialty Hospital in Muskegon David was born on March 14, 1938 in Moorland Township, MI to the late Harry and Grace (Gordon) Shirey. He lived in Moorland his whole life in the house he was born except for the 3 years he was in the army. He was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne. He married Kathleen Hilton on July 9, 1960 and owned and operated Auto Body Center in Kent City for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Kathleen, his brothers Harry & Burdette Shirey, his sisters Susie Fouts & Marie Bates. He is survived by his children Kathi (Dennis) Umlor, Bill & Paula Shirey, Charlie & Bobbi Shirey. Grandchildren Jessica(Bob)Reamsma, Emily(Brian)Hunter, Virginia(Andrew Hofert) Umlor, John Umlor, Rachel(Jason Burgess) Umlor, Max and Nathan Umlor, Joshua(Megan) Shirey, Kristin(Jeff Vainavicz)Shirey, Brooke Shirey, Adam(Monica)Shirey, Sarah(Josh Barron)Shirey, Erica Shirey. Great-Grandchild Claire Hunter. Sister Della Vellenga, Brother Jim Shirey. Brothers and Sisters-in-Law Eileen Shirey & Evelyn Shirey. Nancy &Bill Oldenburg, Nettie & John Coalter, Alan & Jean Hilton, Rita & Mark Flintoff, Jim & Deb Hilton , many nieces and nephews ,and special friend Eilene Spink. Cremation has taken place and a family gathering will take place this summer. Memorials may be directed to: Kent City American Legion Post 123. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511