John 'Ed' Edward Shaver

January 8, 1941 ~ April 24, 2022 (age 81)

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John Edward ‘Ed’ Shaver, age 81 of the Hillsview Community near Riceville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

Ed was a native of Meigs County and lifelong resident of McMinn County.  He was the son of the late Alfred and Nellie Bennett Shaver.  He was also preceded by his first wife; Rose Elizabeth Gentry Shaver (mother of William ‘Pug’ Shaver), brothers Ott Shaver, Oscar Eugene Shaver, sister Sarah Fairbanks, Son; John Boyd, and daughter-in-law Karen Swafford Boyd.

Ed was a member of Bethel Springs Baptist Church in Lamontville, TN.  He enjoyed hunting, horseback riding, car racing, and auctioneering.  He was one of the founders of the Hillsview Volunteer Fire Department.

He co-owned and sponsored Shaver Racing, was the “The Maverick” CB radio operator and avid UT fan.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 27 years Dean Womac Boyd Shaver;

Sons William ‘Pug’ Shaver (Debbie) of Athens, Charles ‘Bub’ Boyd (Teresa) of Riceville, and Jerry Boyd of the Hillsview Community;

Daughters Deb Boyd of the Hillsview Community, and Janet (Marty) Hiefnar of the Rogers Creek Community;

Daughter-In-Law; Cindi Fairbanks Boyd of Meigs County;

15 Grandchildren;

Brothers Preston Shaver of Decatur, James Shaver of Riceville, and Sid Shaver of Decatur;

Sisters Susie Shaver Guffey of Decatur, Rosie Shaver Gennoe of Athens, and Joy Shaver Webb of Riceville;

Many Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews;

Special Friends Willis Sliger, Clifton Wright, Jim & Mae Copelands and Jean Womac.

Ed will be missed by his dog “Rocky” and horse “Hawk”.

Funeral Services will be at 7 PM Thursday April 28, 2022 at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Garry King and Rev. Gene Guffey officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5 PM – 7 PM on Thursday at Ziegler Funeral Home prior to the Funeral.

Interment will at 11 AM Friday at Beta Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tracy Elliott, Josh Flory, Jeremy Edwards, Will Hiefnar, Tristan Sneed, Johnathan Shaver, Chase Boyd and Adam Bishop.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Claude Womac, David Womac, and Wyatt Flory.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of John Edward ‘Ed’ Shaver.

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April 28, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Funeral Service
April 28, 2022

7:00 PM
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

April 29, 2022

11:00 AM
Beta Cemetery
State Hwy 58 South
Decatur, TN 37322

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