January 14, 1941 - September 25, 2019
Heishman Funeral Service Inc. sends condolences to the family of Nelson Eugene Shirkey. Nelson Eugene Shirkey, 78, of Woodstock passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at home. He was born January 14, 1941, the son of the late Harold B Shirkey and Eltie Bly Shirkey. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Shirkey of Woodstock; two daughters, Brenda Zirkle and husband Jeff Zirkle of New Market and Tammy Bowman and husband Byron Bowman of Mt Jackson; five grandchildren, Joshua Jones and wife Jessica Jones of Woodstock, Jade Bowman of Mt Jackson, Dyannie Bowman of Bryce, Bonnie Sisk-Bowman of Woodstock and Megan Bowman of West Virginia; nine great-grandchildren, Blair & Cora Jones, Jasmine Seitz-Bowman, Chad Stickley Jr & Hailey Stickley, Logan, Kloe, Sophia & Emma Higgerson. He was preceded in death by his sister, Julia Tusing. He is survived by three brothers, Harold Shirkey, Jr and wife Janet of Broadway, David Shirkey and wife Sandy of Woodstock, Kenneth ‘Butch’ Shirkey of Mt Jackson and one sister Maxine Hughes. Nelson drove a long-haul truck for over 30 years. He coached several men’s baseball teams as well as women’s softball teams and he was a longtime Baltimore Oriole fan. He was a huge fan of Conway Twitty and other Classic Country Music. He also enjoyed watching old Westerns, drawing and visiting with family and friends. Due to his daughter and granddaughter being out of town and not able to make it back to the area, the family has chosen to postpone the memorial service until a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Blue Ridge Hospice www.blueridgehospice.org The arrangements are in the care of Heishman Funeral Service, Inc., Valley Funeral Service Branch. Online condolences can be made at valleyfs.com.
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