JACKSONVILLE - Clifford E. Shirkey, 79, of Jacksonville died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born April 1, 1927, in Cracker's Bend, the son of William A. "Booner" and Minnie Alice Lyles Shirkey. He married Inez Marie Lewis in 1949 in Jacksonville.
Mr. Shirkey was U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. He was a general mechanic at Mrs. Tucker's in Jacksonville for 14 years and a forklift mechanic at Carnation in Jacksonville for 20 years.
Survivors: wife, Inez; four sons, Michael (wife, Connie) Shirkey of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Larry (wife, Christine), Terry (wife, Valerie) and Stephen (wife, Julie) Shirkey, all of Jacksonville; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Burial will be private.