David P. Shirar
73, of Robinson, IL formerly of Mooresville, passed away on March 16, 2021 at home after a brief battle with cancer. David was born on October 29, 1947 in Lafayette, IN to the late Juanita (McDaniel) Wildermuth and Paul Dean Shirar.
Armed with a creative mind and being mechanically inclined, David embarked on a career as a hydraulic mechanic. He owned and operated D&S Hydraulic for over 25 years, then worked for Ping Tree Service as a shop manager, until retirement. A faithful man, he was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Mooresville, where he served as an Elder, Deacon and was Chairman of the Men’s Fellowship Group. A true servant, he was always willing to lend his skills, often doing home improvement projects, hanging lights, wood working, building and repairing things for little or no pay, just to simply help someone in need.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Steffy.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy E. (Potts) Shirar; children Leslie Burris, Ben Shirar, Lyndie (Michael) Howard; brothers Jack Shirar; sister Susan Ping; nephew Adam Potts; grandchildren Lexi (Logan) Sallee, Taelar Burris (Jimmy Dempsey), Mason Burris, Deagan Shirar, Tori Steffy, Maggie Howard; great grandchild Penelope Sallee, with another one on the way.
Friends and family will gather to celebrate David’s life on Sunday, March 21st from 2-4pm at Carlisle Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville, with a time of sharing beginning at 4pm. All guests attending visitation and/or services will be required to wear a mask at all times in an effort to promote a safe environment. You are also invited to watch the services via live stream on the Carlisle Branson Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, feel free to contribute to a fund to help Peggy with yard care. https://www.gofundme.com/f/DavidShirar
A celebration of life reception will be held at the pavilion at the American Legion Post 103 in Mooresville from 5pm-8pm. If you would like to provide food for the family please let Michelle Bailey know.
Please visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.