Phil Shirar

Nov. 9, 1949 – Dec. 26th, 2021

Phil Shirar, Darlington, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26th, 2021 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was 72.

He was born Nov. 9, 1949 in Crawfordsville and he was the son of Edgar and Margaret Shirar.

He graduated from Darlington High School and later served in the United States Army in Vietnam. On Nov. 26, 1983 he married Deborah Tipton Shirar. She survives. Mr. Shirar was retired from Raybestos and was the owner of Custom Fence and Sons.  He was a member of Stonewater Church of Linden and enjoyed spending much of his time with his kids and grandkids.

Survivors include his wife; his children, Rebekah Schott, Josiah Shirar, Eli Judah Shirar, Amy Malelo, Shawn Nobile, Kori Mitchell and Heath Morgan; fifteen grandchildren; and brothers Robert Shirar and Richard Shirar.

Visitation is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30th at the Darlington Community Center located at 105 Franklin Street in Darlington. A funeral service with military honors will follow at 5 p.m., with Pastor Steve Covington officiating. After the service, friends and family are invited to remain and continue to share memories and celebrate Phil’s life.

If anyone wishes to contribute for funeral expenses, donations can be made to Burkhart Funeral Home.

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