James Shirks

James Shirks

1924 - 2019

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Obituary of James Shirks

Mr. James Shirks, age 94 of the Petros community, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday February 13, 2019 with his family by his side. James was very active in the Petros community. He served four years in the Navy in the South Pacific during WWII. He was one of the oldest WWII Veterans in Morgan County.


He is survived by his wife: Christine Weiford Shirks

Three sons: Stephen and his wife Sandy Shirks, James “Skip” and his wife Linda Shirks and Phillip and his wife Tammy Shirks

One daughter: Deborah and her husband Don Dickey

Eleven grandchildren

Twenty One great grandchildren

Five great great grandchildren

And a host of other family, friends and loved ones.


The family had a private memorial service.


Davis Funeral Home, Wartburg, is honored to serve the Shirks family.


Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davisfuneralhomes.com