Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 09:06
Written by NRVNews
Ennis Clifford Shaver, 86, died July 9, 2012. A patient at Virginia Veterans Care Center in Salem at the time of his death, he was a lifelong resident of Copper Hill. He was preceded in death by his father, Irvin Shaver; his mothers, Cammie Craighead Shaver and Annie Vest Shaver; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Luther and Betty Shaver, William Shaver, Alton Shaver; two sisters and three brothers-in-law, Vera and Lonza Smith, Cammie and David McConnell, and Ralph Spangler. Surviving Clifford are his beloved wife of 66 years, Malicia Hollins Shaver; his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Margie Shaver; his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Frank Wood; grandchildren and spouses, Jim and Debbie Shaver, Ben Shaver, Shannon Wood, Bryan Wood, Tammi and Michael Jewell, and Stephanie Burgess; great-grandchildren Kaylee Wood, Dylan and McKenna Shaver. He is also survived by his much loved younger sisters, Elizabeth Wray and Essie Spangler; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Shaver, Betty Shaver, and Elta Wilson; and a large number of nieces and nephews, of whom he was especially fond.
Born July 26, 1925, Clifford was a veteran of World War II. Retiring from General Electric in Salem in 1988, he happily spent the rest of his life as a full time farmer. From him, his children learned integrity and compassion. He loved people, and his friends of all ages will miss his kindness, his big smiles, and his even bigger hugs. Visitation will be held at Oakey's South Chapel, Wednesday, July 11, from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation will also be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren, where he had been a member since 1939. The funeral will follow there at 11 a.m., with Pastor Marty Moyer officiating and Reverend Maurice Wright participating. Burial will be at Restvale Cemetery in Copper Hill. Memorial donations may be made to Copper Hill Church of the Brethren.