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Alexander Shiers

February 16, 1942 ~ April 7, 2022 (age 80)

Obituary

Alexander Shiers was born February 16, 1942. He passed away April 7, 2022.

Alex graduated from Redwood School in Vicksburg, MS. He joined the U.S. Army after graduating and served within the security intelligence department. Alex was stationed in Homestead, Florida for his duration in the U.S. Army. When Alex returned home, he and Jeepy dated for a few years. They were then married in 1966. Alex and Jeepy were soon to celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary on July 16. Alex went to work on the railroad for a short time. He then joined the team at South Central Bell. While working for South Central Bell, he attended and graduated with honors from Belhaven College with a degree in Business and a minor in Ecology. Alex retired from AT&T. Alex founded, owned, and operated Shiers Communications. He was an avid traveler and loved sailing the seas. Alex is known for his contagious laugh and smile, generous heart, and his hilarious pranks. Alex will be missed tremendously by many people who were honored to know and love him. 

Alex was preceded in death by his parents Robert Shiers and Florene Dement Shiers, brother Eddie Guy Shiers, and a sister Mildred Shiers.

Alex is survived by his wife Jeepy Shiers, daughter Dean Shiers Boyd Anderson (Chuck), brothers Robert "Peanut" Shiers, Jr. (Peggy), Allen Ray Shiers (Pat), sisters Bernice Walley Johnson (Tim) and Becky Gail Harris, sister-in-law Debbie Shiers, grandchildren Veronica Boyd (Blake Jernigan), J Boyd, Ilona Anderson, and Landen Anderson.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Glenwood Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of the service,


In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to Vicksburg Warren Humane Society and/or St. Paul's Catholic Church of Vicksburg, MS. 

Family and friends are invited to Duff Green Mansion for a celebration of life.
 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alexander, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 13, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Glenwood Funeral Home
145 Highway 80
Vicksburg, MS 39180

Memorial Service
Wednesday
April 13, 2022

1:00 PM
Glenwood Funeral Home
145 Highway 80
Vicksburg, MS 39180

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