Harold Shively

Published 1:56 pm Friday, June 6, 2008

Mr. Shively, a native of West Lafayette, Ind., and a 1943 graduate of Purdue University, retired to Tryon in 1989 after 52 years in the media business. Almost immediately he became involved in volunteer leadership positions in community organizations including Habitat for Humanity, St. Luke&squo;s Hospital, American Heart Association, Tryon Rotary Club, Tryon Congregational Church, American Cancer Society, and Steps to Hope. In 1992, Mr. Shively was inducted into the Second Wind Hall of Fame.

Mr. Shivley began his career as a newspaper writer and editor, moved to trade magazines, and then to the management of a television station (CBS affiliate WLFI in West Lafayette, Ind., 1970-1983, FOX affiliate WXMI in Grand Rapids, Mich., 1983-1989).

All who knew Bud were impressed by his ability &dquo;to get things done&dquo; and by his sunny hospitable disposition.

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Two periods of service in the United States Air Force (1943-1946 and 1950-1952) interrupted his business career.

Survivors in addition to his wife are daughter Peggy of Phoenix; sons John (Patricia) of Denver and Tom (Brenda) of Oklahoma City; and stepchildren Dr. Mark Hatcher of North Canton, Ohio and Elise Hatcher of Laguna Beach, Calif. Also surviving are nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2008 in the Tryon Congregational Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to honor Mr. Shively may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722; Tryon Congregational Church, P.O. Box 1367, Tryon, N.C. 28782, or to Foothills Humane Society, P.O. Box 126, Tryon, N.C. 28782.

An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.

McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.

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