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LAKELAND - Pastor John P. Shivler, age 71, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Lakeland Regional Health and Medical Center.
Born April 9, 1947 in Springfield, OH, to Roland H. and Albereta Yarger Shivler, Pastor Shivler was a resident of Lakeland since late 1980s, moving from Bartow. He was an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Church of God and pastor of the Genesis Assembly of God of Highland City. He was a member and past Chancellor Red Star Lodge of the Knights of Pithias.
He was preceded in death by two sisters: Lynn Hamilton & Diane Adean Paige; a brother Paul 'Randy' Shivler & a grandson: John P. Shivler V. He is survived his wife of 52 years: Dixie L. Shivler, a son: John P. Shivler, Jr., both of Lakeland, a daughter: Maria Elena Torres of Kissimmee, two brothers: Roland Shivler, Jr. (Kiku), Las Vegas, NV and Don Shivler (Vickie) of Springfield, OH, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren & 3 foster children.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Genesis Assembly of God, 4015 Central Avenue, Highland City, FL 33846. Memorials may be made to the Genesis Church Mission Fund. Interment will be held at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
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Published in Ledger from July 10 to July 11, 2018
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