Don­ald L. Shires

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Don­ald L. Shires, 78, of Conowingo, MD, died Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 8, 2016 in UM Up­per Ch­e­sa­peake Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Bel Air, MD. Born Feb. 17, 1938, in Bal­ti­more, MD, he was the son of the late Holly Wellington and Frances Ly­dia Reynolds Shires.

Mr. Shires was af­fil­i­ated with Oak Grove Bap­tist Church of Bel Air, MD, and was a mem­ber of the Har­mony Ma­sonic Lodge No. 53 of Port De­posit, MD. He was a vet­eran of the U.S, Army and was a State Su­per­vi­sor of As­sess­ments with Ce­cil County, MD, as well as the pro­pri­etor of Reedy’s Bar­ber Shop in Per­ryville, MD.

Mr. Shires is sur­vived by his wife, Mar­lene McCardell Shires; his sons, Don­ald L. Shires Jr., Spring­field, VA; Dale R. Shires, Per­ryville, MD; Scott A. Shires, Colora, MD; grand­chil­dren: Ti­mothy, Re­becca, Alex, Max, Luke, Lily and Haylee; broth­ers: Holly “Deak” Shires and Ken­neth Shires; sis­ters, Betty Bur­cham and Jean Elville.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, Mr. Shires was pre­ceded in death by his broth­ers: Wil­bur Shires, Rus­sell Shires and Jack Shires; sis­ters, Ruby McGloth­lin and Eleanor Bur­cham.

Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the St. Jude Chil­dren’s Re­search Hos­pi­tal, Mem­phis, TN, in care of Lee A. Pat­ter­son & Son Fu­neral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 766, Per­ryville, MD 219030766.

Fu­neral ser­vices are sched­uled for Tues­day, De­cem­ber 13, 11 a.m. at the Conowingo Bap­tist Church of Conowingo, MD. Rev­erend Ronald Elville will of­fi­ci­ate. Visi­ta­tion for fam­ily and friends will be held the same day from 10-11 a.m. at the church. In­ter­ment will be in Conowingo Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery, Conowingo, MD.

Ar­range­ments by Lee A. Pat­ter­son & Son Fu­neral Home, P.A., Per­ryville, MD. www.pat­ter­son­fu­ner­al­homemd.com

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