Donald H. Shively
Donald H. Shively
ABBEVILLE -- Donald H. Shively, 77, of Abbeville, SC, and formerly of Goldsboro, MD, passed away August 22, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born October 17, 1936 on the family farm, Dennison Homestead, near Goldsboro, MD, to the late Horace and Mildred Hudson Shively. He was a 1954 graduate of Greensboro High School. He served in the United States Army from 1954-1957. A self-employed mechanic, he opened Shively’s Garage in 1962 and retired in 2005, after 43 years. From 1972-1979, he taught auto mechanics at the Caroline County Vocational Center. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Abbeville, SC, and a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Goldsboro, MD.
He was a member of the Mid-Atlantic Smiths Association and the Philip Simmons Artist Blacksmith Guild. He was a life member of Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Company. His hobbies included blacksmithing, woodworking, and gardening.
Donald is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Lee Durham Shively; two daughters, Rev. Bonnie Shively of Cecilton, MD, and Lynn Shively of Abbeville, SC; sister, Peg Spiering of Henderson, MD; brother, Bill Shively (Ann) of Ellicott City, MD; two brothers-in-law, Donald Durham (Bev) of Lake Wylie, SC, and Wayne Durham (Karen) of Goldsboro, MD; a very special goddaughter, Rebecca Bufano (Nathan) of Eldersburg, MD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, Abbeville, SC.
A visitation will be on Friday, Aug. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro, MD, followed by a graveside service Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Greensboro Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Donald’s name to: HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646; Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Co., PO Box 35, Goldsboro, MD 21636; or Grace United Methodist Church, 145 Grace Drive, Abbeville, SC 29620. For more information or to offer condolences please visit