Michael Edward Shirey

Michael Edward Shirey, 66, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., passed away peacefully in the presence of his wife, son and daughter, following a battle with cancer.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1946, in Lufkin, Texas.

Mike was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He worked as a professional engineer for Eramet, previously named Union Carbide and Elkem. Following his retirement in 2003, Mike began his “second career,” playing golf at Oxbow. He also enjoyed frequent visits to Myrtle Beach.

Mike is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joanne Shirey of Mineral Wells, W.Va.; his daughter, Stacey Thompson of Germantown, Md.; his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Andrea (Riel) Shirey of Parkersburg, W.Va.; his grandsons, Connor and Isaac Shirey; his father, Edward Shirey of Cumberland, Md.; his sister and brother-in-law, Gaye (Shirey) and Lionel Meyer of Gaithersburg, Md.; his sister, Amy Shirey of Cumberland, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Shirey.

Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Mineral Wells, with Pastor Kevin Lantz officiating.

Please visit www.lamberttatman.com to share online condolences with the Shirey family.

Memorial contributions may be made to The First Tee of WV, c/o WV Golf Foundation, P.O. Box 2748, Charleston, WV, 25330, and/or The Kidney Cancer Association, www.kidneycancer.org/get-involved/give/ donate-now/