William Bruce Shires

September 22, 1937 ~ February 16, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


William B. (Bill) Shires, 85, of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday Feb. 16, 2023 at Byron Wellness Center, Ft. Wayne, IN. He was born on Sept. 22, 1937 in Winchester, IN to Irvin and Marguerite E. (Somerville) Shires.

Bill was a 1958 graduate of Winchester High School. He worked many jobs in the Winchester area over the years. Bill was an avid fan of the Winchester Community High School Falcons, the Purdue Boilermakers and the Chicago Cubs. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Bill is survived by his nieces, nephews, their children and many cousins.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Manfred Shires, who died in infancy; a sister, Barbara L. (Dick)  McCoy and special friend Janet L. Pruitt.

A service to celebrate Bill's life will be at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester, with Steve McCoy officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends and family may call 1 hour before the services, on Thursday, at the funeral home.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William Bruce Shires, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know William Bruce Shires?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor William's memory.


February 23, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Walker Funeral Home
248 E. South St.
Winchester, IN 47394

Funeral Service
February 23, 2023

1:00 PM
Walker Funeral Home
248 E. South St.
Winchester, IN 47394


© 2023 Walker Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility