Raymond C. Shirk

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Raymond C. Shirk

April 24, 1932 - March 13, 2019

Raymond C. Shirk Memorial services for Raymond C. Shirk, 86 of Enid, will be 10:00 AM, Monday March 18, 2019 in Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dwayne Schroeder officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory.


Raymond was born on April 24, 1932 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania to James and Mary (Mitchell)
Shirk and joined our heavenly father on March 13, 2019 in Enid, Oklahoma.

He graduated from Lock Haven High School in Pennsylvania and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving four years, and was a Korean war veteran. Raymond met Beverly Reed, while stationed at Vance Air Force Base and they married on May 15, 1959 in Enid, where they made their home. They resided in Pennsylvania for two years before moving to Chicago for many years. Raymond worked as a Lab Tech for Koppers chemical company. He retired in 1992, and they returned to Enid. Raymond was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, American Legion and VFW. He worked part time as a janitor at Enid Library. He enjoyed traveling, family, church, gardening and had beautiful gardens and flowers. He was a kind, gentle soul, loving father and beloved husband.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Anne on March 5, 2009; his parents; five brothers, and two sisters.

Raymond is survived by his children, Brenda Shirk of Milesburg, Pennsylvania, Sherri Wiseman and William Shirk, both of Enid; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


Condolences may be made online at www.andersonburris.com.
Published on March 15, 2019
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3 posts

Ron Laughlin
Mar 17, 2019
My prayers are with the Shirk family. May you find the opportunity remember and share your memories in your time of loss.
Bob & Paulette George and "Aunt Hilda"
Mar 16, 2019
Sending our sympathy and love to the extended family. What a special bond Ray had with my dad!!!! They were SO good for each other!!! Who knows, maybe they have found each other and are walking together again!
Susan Harvey-Binkley
Mar 16, 2019
I remember ray as a child in Chicago at Easter celebrating with family and friends his children were always important to him,we had some good memories my prayers are with the family now