July 5, 1929 – September 3, 2019
Lyle Shaver, 90, from Mission, Texas, formerly of Holt and Clare, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Comfort House in McAllen, Texas. He was born on July 5, 1929 in Clare, Michigan to Albert and Ruby Shaver. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harold, Donald, and Vernell Shaver, and sister Velma Clark.
Lyle was a millwright at General Motors in Lansing, Michigan for 37 years. He retired from GM in 1983. He enjoyed his retirement years, taking many trips with his wife, Darlene. They traveled extensively, including a long but beautiful drive to Alaska. Their travels eventually took them to Texas, where they have been “winter Texans” for over 30 years.
Lyle was a loving husband, father and friend and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a great story teller and loved listening to others share their stories. He also loved to dance and could often be found on the dance floor.
One of his favorite places was his property in Michigan. Lyle loved hunting, fishing and just being outside, especially in the woods. He also enjoyed relaxing on his patio with Darlene at their home in Texas. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Shaver; children: Terry (Earl) Mason, Bud (Nancy) Shaver, Pam Shaver, Bonnie (Roy) Rennirt, Tom (Terri) Shaver, Todd (JoLynn) Peck, Chris (Scott) Brown, Matt Peck; 19 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; brother: Ronald (Anna) Shaver; sister: Dorothy Gorham; as well as many great friends and family members.
A private celebration of Lyle’s life will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions in Lyle’s name can be made to: Comfort House, 617 Dallas Avenue, McAllen, TX 78501.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Russ & Sandy Davis
September 9, 2019
Though we have posted in Facebook, we would like to place our tribute to Uncle Butch here, as well. 'Butch' was our extended family's nickname for Lyle... He joins his parents and many of his siblings, one of whom is my dad, who proceeded him on 'the other side,' where he is, no doubt, greeted with great joy. And all of his family here have wonderful memories of a great person who loved them, who encouraged them, and who shared the humor in life, to cherish always. Our love to all of you, and prayers for your comfort.
Tom and Audrey Fabus
September 8, 2019
Darlene and Family
Our hearts are aching for all of you. Lyle was such a gentle and gracious person. Have so many memories of the hunting and fishing times with Lyle and family. He will be truly be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Tom and Audrey Fabus
September 7, 2019
The young ones who shared a memory would not know that the hunting stories started around Grandpa and Grandma Shaver's (Al and Ruby) dining room table, where those of us in our 60's and 70's listened many years ago .. and probably some of the same stories! He will be missed. He loved being around people talking, laughing and having a bite to eat. See you in Heaven Uncle Butch. Love, Barb
September 7, 2019
So many great memories but the biggest one is us grandkids piling into the back of the truck to get ice cream. That trip always ended with usually one or all of us kids ice cream (which was usually bubble gum) falling off our cones and rolling around the back of the truck. You will be missed Grandpa. Thank you for all the great memories up north. ❤️
Tom Shaver II
September 6, 2019
One of my favorite memories of grandpa was going to the lodge on the night before opening day of deer season. I loved listening to grandpa tell hunting stories with all the guys. He taught me to love and appreciate the great outdoors. I am forever grateful for the many memories we had in the Northern Michigan woods. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Love you grandpa!