Jeffrey E. Shier, beloved Husband, Dad, Papa J, Brother, Uncle and Friend, 59 of Carson City, Nevada, passed peacefully at home with his wife Debra by his side, Wednesday February 22, 2023.
Jeffrey was born August 25, 1963, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Robert & Marjorie Shier. He grew up with his 9 siblings on a small farm in Rockford, Michigan. After high school, Jeffrey joined the United States Air Force where he honorably served from March 1982 until March
1990 as a Security Specialist, serving in the U.S., Guam & Germany, during which time he was promoted to the rank of SGT. E-4.
After leaving the Air Force, Jeffrey settled in Oklahoma City where he began a career with Marriott Properties, with whom he remained employed until his retirement in October 2022. During this time, he served as a director at various locations across the Country. In 2009, Jeffrey relocated to South Lake Tahoe where he met his love, Debra. Jeffrey & Debra were soon married in August 2017, and together they enjoyed camping with the family, spending quality time riding his Harley Davidson. Jeffrey always challenged his grandchildren he loved.
Jeffrey is survived by his loving wife Debra, his children Harold “Vince” (Andrea) Cary and Leslie Ann (Louis) Burkart, along with his grandchildren, Emma J., Emma K., and Tyler. Jeffrey is also survived by his siblings, Deborah (Jim) Kring of Texas, Connie Phillips of Kentucky, Jacquelyn Schroeder of Oregon, Robert (Bonnie) Shier Jr. of South Carolina, Joan (Peter) Adamson of Michigan, Joseph (Karen) Shier of Michigan, Adam (Shannon) Shier of Michigan and Alicia Roys of Michigan. Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great & Great-Great Nieces & Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and friends.
Jeffrey was preceded in death by his parents Robert & Marjorie Shier, his sisters Angelica Shier and Audrey Horrigan, and his niece Gretchen Foster.
A graveside service with Military Honors will take place at Northern Nevada Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, NV on March 29th @ 11 am.