Arthur William Shores

September 08, 1929 ‒ December 30, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Arthur William Shores passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from OhioHealth Mansfield. He was 91.

He was born September 8, 1929 in Clintwood, Virginia to parents Arthur and Pearl (Vanover) Shores.

Arthur worked at Ohio Brass as a factory worker for 39 years until retiring in 1990. He was a hardworking man who enjoyed the simple things in life. He enjoyed gardening and canning. He took pride in playing the mandolin and enjoyed listening to bluegrass music. He was a humble man who appreciated the things he had.

He is survived by his daughter Melinda L. Spayde; grandchildren Danny (Lori) Spayde, Jill (Glenn) Cline, Jimi (Suzanne) Shores and Madeline Rome; many great-grandchildren and extended family; special niece Brenda Crider.

In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by his wife Gloria (Beeler) Shores; sons Steven Shores and Marvin Shores and all of his siblings.

His family will receive friends 11 am – 12 pm Monday, January 4, 2021 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring his life will begin promptly at 12 pm. Pastor TJ Waters will officiate.

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  • So sorry to hear about Art, he always gave Marvin and I the freedom to explore anything our little minds could come up with from building forts, camping, go carts to becoming rock stars playing music in his garage. I tried to visit Art at least once a year and did let him know how much I appreciated what he did for us boy’s. It was a happy and simpler time in my life, I miss that.

  • Brenda Shores Crider says
    Dear Uncle, I will miss you. I don’t have the words to really say how my heart breaks. You have always been a part of my life. I feel like you were the only family I had left and we always talked about that. I will miss talking to you and discussing world affairs and gardening, You will always be in my heart. Loved you so much