Age 66, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, left this world to join his father, mother, and brothers Frank and Pat on August 27th, 2014.
John was born in Myrtle Creek on March 2, 1948, to the late Hank and Sheila Shirtcliff. He was an alumni of South Umpqua High School class of 1966. John went on to earn a degree in business from Oregon State University. He was an extreme OSU Beaver enthusiast, and enjoyed all things Beaver Nation.
Through a lifetime of hard work, John built a successful local business in which he took great pride. Throughout the years he employed many people, and formed numerous long lasting relationships.
John lived a life of generosity, service, and commitment to his community. After graduating from OSU, he enlisted and completed Officers Candidate School. He was granted a compassionate discharge from the U.S. Army to return home and care for his ailing father and to run the family oil business. John was a proud member of the Myrtle Creek volunteer fire department, the Elks, the Lions club, the chamber of commerce, an EMT, a Mason, a hospice volunteer, and so much more. He was always happiest when he was helping others.
John leaves behind the mother of his children, Connie Radebaugh, three children and their spouses, Darcie and Matt Thomas, Danielle and Jed Boice, and Andrew and Tessia Shirtcliff. Seven of his proudest accomplishments were his grandchildren, Makiah, Alivia, Sienna, Hadley, Hank John, Luke, and Jaxson John.
A memorial will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Seven Feathers. All those who loved and cared for John are welcome. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Leonard Dyer memorial scholarship fund, care of the Myrtle Creek Volunteer Fire Department.