Edward W. Shirlock

South Royalton, Vt. — Edward W. Shirlock, 56, peacefully passed away in his sleep on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, while vacationing in North Fort Myers, Fla. He was born Feb. 14, 1957, in Lebanon, N.H., to Edward J. Shirlock and Carolyne M. (Duff) Shirlock. Eddie grew up in Williamstown as the eldest of eight.

Early in his career, he worked in restaurants and was a member of several bands. He joined the military in 1975. Following his military service, he married Jacqueline M. Campbell Aug. 21, 1982. The couple then moved to South Berwick, Maine where they owned E. & J. Builders for several years.

In 1991 they moved back to Vermont with two small children, Nicholle R. Shirlock & Jarred D. Shirlock. He worked at GW Plastics for 11 years and bought their home in South Royalton. He enjoyed Camping, NASCAR and spending his time with his family.

Survivors include his daughter, Nicholle R. Shirlock; his son, Jarred D. Shirlock; and his siblings, Gary Shirlock, Neil Shirlock, Jeff Shirlock, Brenda Dubois, Gloria Shirlock, Debra Ferguson; two stepdaughters, Billie Jo Parker and Charley Shepherd; two grandsons, Roman Parker and Uriah Harrington; two granddaughters, Mercedes Walls and Allon Harrington; along with many surviving relatives. He is predeceased by his father, Edward J. Shirlock in 2007, his mother Carolyne M. (Duff) Shirlock in 2008, and his youngest sister, Cynthia M. Shirlock in 2012.

A memorial service will be held in the Spring. Public information will be available at the following public Facebook group “In Loving Memory of Edward Wayne Shirlock.”