John Shivers

Published 1:29 pm Monday, December 23, 2013

John Allen Shivers, age 36, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013, at University Hospital in Jackson. Services were Tuesday, December 17, at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon with interment in Slater Cemetery near New Hebron. Dr. Keith Grubbs and Rev. Billy Bridges officiated.

John was a native of Jefferson Davis County and a resident of Rankin County for the past 11 years. He was a heavy equipment operator in Local #624 for the past 14 years and was a member of Old Hebron Baptist Church.

John was an avid sportsman, enjoying all aspects of the outdoors, but his true love was spending time with his family, especially his children. Even after death, John showed his endless love by being an organ donor.

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Survivors include his wife, Dana Simmons Shivers of Brandon; children, Sabre Alexis Shivers of Ocean Springs, Chloe Elizabeth Shivers of Brandon and Colby Cain Shivers of Brandon; parents, Jerry and Ann Shivers of New Hebron; sisters, Charity Weaver of North Carolina and Memorie Crain of Ocean Springs; brother, Jerry Houston “Rocky” Shivers of Arkansas; mother and father-in-law, Jan and Clyde Simmons of Brandon; and paternal grandmother, Kathryn Shivers of New Hebron.

Pallbearers were Justin Hill, Dusty Lott, Chad Breazeale, Brad Sabans, Eric Jenson, Pat Kinkaid, Mack Womack, James Walker and Zack Shivers.

The family request memorials to the American Cancer Society, Miss. Division, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213.