Johnny Shaver

January 20, 2009



CONWAY – Johnny Gray Shaver, 62, of the 200 block of Gilmer Ricks Road, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Mr. Shaver was born in Hertford County, a son of the late Boyden and Thelma Griffin Shaver. He was a retired Sergeant from the United States Army.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Gladys Lee Shaver; his daughters, Michelle Wiley of Fort Drum, NY, and Ruby Purgason of Enigma, GA; his sons, John Shaver of Conway, and Michael Paul Shaver of Salisbury, MD; and 14 grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Mr. Shaver was predeceased by two sons, Robert Marshall Shaver and Archie Boyden Shaver, and a son-in-law, Jeffrey D. Payne.

A private service will be at a later date.

Garrett Funeral Home, is serving the Shaver family.

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Michelle Shaver Wiley
14 years ago


I just wanted to tell you I love you and I will miss you more than you ever will know. Who’s going to help me move. Daddy you were one of a kind and over the years you have mellowed, not as wild or as mad looking. I will always remember the smiles you had and the laughing when you helped me move to Ft Drum this past September. I have never seen you so full of life and happiness as I did then. You enjoyed talking to the young soldiers and others. I wished I could have said goodbye and you had not left this world without someone with you. I love you Daddy and so proud to have been your oldest!!!

Love Always Your Daughter,


14 years ago

I’m sorry for your loss

Kenny Newsome
14 years ago

Johnny has been one of my friends for many years, just the other day we were out cutting wood together. He and his family has always been apart of my own and he will truely be missed. Johnny Tunis just will’nt be the same without you man. And to Gladys and the kids we all love you and you all are in our prayers.

With all of love,

Kenny Newsome



Nicky Newsome Daniel
14 years ago

I just wanted to tell you all that I am very sorry about Johnny, he was a good man and friend. Wasn’t just a few days ago he was at dad’s laughing and joking with me like Johnny always did. He will be truely missed. Thinking of you all.

Nicky Newsome


David & CIndy Sipe
14 years ago

Johnny, You are in our hearts and you will be surely missed !

Fred & Melissa Gilbert & Ginger
14 years ago

Johnny we are going to miss you at the store. Coming down and having coffee every morning and giving Ginger(our Dachshund) alot of love. She really misses you ! Thanks for being our friend! You will be greatly missed.

David Wallace
14 years ago

I’ve known Johnny for many years.

I’ll miss him.

Judie Eure Borum.
14 years ago

Mrs. Shaver, we grew up next door to Johnny, when we were young children. Ofcourse I was older than he was but he was the same age as my younger brother and sisters. What a funny little boy he was. I am just so sorry to hear about his death. The last time I saw him was when we had the Tunis get together and he came. I was glad to see him. Just know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Trust in God, to help you get through this.

Doug Phelps
14 years ago

Thanks for all the good times we all had with you Johnny,and from one vet to another,thanks for your service and sacrifice for your country.You are not forgotten!!Your friend,Doug Phelps

Andy Melvin
14 years ago


We had some great times and some wild times. You will always be in my thoughts/memory.

Rest in peace man !!!