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Johnnie Shirkey Obituary

Johnnie Ross Shirkey
Shirkey, Johnnie Ross

April 2, 1952 - May 21, 2020
Born in Beckley, West Virginia
Resided in Canton, Ohio


Johnnie Ross Shirkey, age 68, of Canton, passed away May 21, 2020. He was born April 2, 1952 in Beckley, West Virginia, son to William C. Shirkey and the late, Dorothy (Stump) Shirkey. Johnnie was very proud of his 22 years of service in the United States Army. In addition to his mother Dorothy, he is preceded in death by his two brothers, Terry D. (Brenda) Shirkey, Larry D. Shirkey and great grandson, Elijah. Survivors include his father William; loving wife of nearly 49 years, Debra D. (Headley) Shirkey; children, Diane R. (James) Wallace, Stephanie L. (Charles) McClure, William L. (Melissa) Shirkey; nine grandchildren, Aaron, Heather, Jordan, Marissa, Cody, Kayla, Selena, Jesse, Aaliyah; great-grandchildren, Aariah, Addi, Damien, William; sister-in-law, Ruth Shirkey; nieces and nephew, Christina, Lisa, Sandra, Larry Jr., and Lyndsay as well as many friends also surviving. Calling hours with social distancing guidelines being enforced will be held Tuesday from 3-4pm at Reed Funeral Home NORTH CANTON Chapel, 801 Pittsburg Ave. NW. Service following is private for immediate family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his name to your local American Legion or VFW Post. Those wishing to send online condolences may visit


Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel
801 Pittsburg Ave. N.W.
North Canton, OH US 44720
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM




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