Funeral service for Mr. Johnny Evans Shivers, 57, of Nacogdoches, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Sonny Scarborough officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Mr. Shivers was born on March 27, 1955, to the late George E. Shivers and Maxine Hawkins Shivers. He passed away on March 12, 2013, in Nacogdoches. Johnny was a devoted son to both his parents and was an exceptional caregiver to his mother her entire life. He was caring and nurturing to her in her last days. Johnny was employed at Foretravel in both the Nacogdoches and Dallas locations and then owned and operated the Fast Lube Oil Change before becoming the Snap-On-Tools representative for the East Texas territory. He was an avid motorcyclist; the roar of a Harley Davidson was music to his ears, as was anything with horsepower and speed. Johnny was a great animal lover. He cared for all animals, and his Labradors, Amalie and RT, were his favorites. He was also a very giving person. He would lend anyone in need a hand, a truck, a tool and most of all his knowledge and time. He loved being outdoors and working on anything he thought could be repaired or improved. He enjoyed the camaraderie of the Texas Thunder Harley Davidson Chapter, of which he was a charter life member. He was also a longtime member of the NRA. He is survived by his uncle, Buddy Hawkins and wife, Lady of Alpine, Texas; aunt, Betty Sue McClain of Nacogdoches; sister-in-law, Lynn Shivers of Nacogdoches; cousins, Mike and Brinda McClain, Robin McClain, Dottie McClain, Janet and Lyndell Pierce of Nacogdoches, Loretta Harper and Karen Dixon of Willis, Texas, Jimmy and Ann Masters of Dallas, Gil and Connie Masters of Lufkin, Tommy and Tammy Hawkins of Odessa, Terry and Doug Klepper of Lubbock and Chachi Hawkins of Alpine, Texas; as well as a host of extended family and close friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Tommy and Ronny Shivers. Pallbearers will be John Bradshaw, Jack Krenek, Jacky Hunter, Bill Davis, Ken Tomlin, James Krenek, Mike Greer and Dennis Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Texas Thunder Harley Davidson Chapter. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Texas Thunder Hog Chapter 8196 Toy Run, PO Box 631234, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963 or to the VFW Post #3893, PO Box 630986, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Laird Funeral Home. Laird Funeral Home.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Mar. 15, 2013