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Gene A. Shires, age 74, of Mooresboro, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016

Born on Tuesday, March 31, 1942 in Rutherford County, he was a son to the late Warren Walter Shires and Virginia Aldridge Shires. He was a graduate or Cool Springs High School, class of 1959 and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Gene worked for Duke Energy for thirty years before retirement and was a member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed working with electronics and fixing cars.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-years, Helen Louise Shires; daughter, Kimberly Tonya Silvers of Rutherfordton; two sons, Tony Melton and wife, Diane of Forest City and Terry Melton and wife, Tammy of Mooresboro; two brothers, Jerry Wayne Shires and wife, Joyce of Danieltown and Alfred Dean Shires and wife, Christy of Sandy Mush. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Chad Hayes officiating. Interment followed in Eternal Hills Memorial Park with military honors being rendered by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

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