Walter Richard Shirer

June 12, 1955 - July 2, 2012
Walter Richard Shirer

Walter Richard Shirer 57, of Wilmington passed away Monday July 2, 2012 at Davis Health Center.

Walter was born in New Hanover County on June 6, 1955 the son of the late Harvey Anderson and Bessie Worrell Shirer and was a graduate of New Hanover High School, he was a former employee for the City of Wilmington.

Surviving are his wife Joyce McLaurin Shirer and her children Michael Silva, and Regina Cotter, his brother Darry Shirer and wife Linda of Wilmington, Marvin Foster and wife Faye of Lumberton, five grandchildren Angel Cotter, Kristina Cotter, Michael Ray Silva, Justin Horn and Jimmy Meeks III, one great-grandchild Kirstian Meeks. a nephew Billy Ray Shirer.

Services will be private.

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  • November 26, 2013
    Marianne Groulx says:
    I am so sorry to have stumbled across this. i am truly sorry for your loss, God be with you all and shed his grace upon you

  • July 06, 2012
    Bonnie Morgan says:
    Walter will be missed by many people; especially me. He always made me laugh even when he was in pain. What a great attitude he had. I'm happy that he is in heaven now and can walk, laugh, and enjoy. What a strong, wonderful person he was. As were his brother and sister-in-law, Linda and Darry. My best to the family.

  • July 03, 2012
    DARNELL AND JOHN HUGHES says:
    SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT WALTER DEATH. HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND TO MY HUSBAND AND MY FOR AWHILE. AND BILLY I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR UNCLE DEATH. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS TIME

  • July 03, 2012
    DARNELL HUGHES says:
    BILLY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR UNCLE WALTER DEATH. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND FAMILY AT THIS TIME