David Garth Shirley, age 74, of 13 Weston Avenue, Gladstone, passed away Tuesday morning December 14, 2010 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
David was born August 31, 1936 in Otisville, Michigan the son of Vernon and Neva (Koon) Shirley. David served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves from 1954 to 1960. David lived in various locations throughout Michigan before settling in Gladstone. Northwoods Knife Company in Gladstone was owned and operated by David.
David was a life member of the Amateur Trap Shooting Association, Michigan Trap Shooting Association, National Rifle Association, Owasso Elks and the Perry Masonic Lodge #350 F&A.M.
In addition to his wife, Duk Cha Moon, survivors include:
2 sons: David Bradley (Marcia) Shirley of Casper, Wyoming and Timothy George (Annie) Shirley of Owosso, MI
2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter
Special dog: Heidi
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death his sister, Elizabeth Riley.
Visitation is scheduled for Sunday December 19, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of David Shirley will follow at the Skradski Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin McIlhany officiating. Memorial contributions in memory of David may be made to the Salvation Army.