Robert “Buck” Allen Shirar

July 22, 1945 - July 7, 2022


Robert “Buck” Allen Shirar, 76, of Darlington passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Franciscan Hospital in Crawfordsville with his family by his side.

He was born on July 22, 1945 in Crawfordsville to Edgar and Margaret (McDaniel) Shirar.  He married Donna Lee Stewart on Feb. 14, 1965.  They had three children.

Buck retired from Raybestos after 42 years.  He also owned a roofing business for many years.  He was a member of the Darlington Legion.  He loved spending time with his family and friends.  During his life, he enjoyed coon hunting, turtle hunting, mushroom hunting, fishing and taking care of his yard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a daughter, Jodi K. Franklin, a son, Robert Shirar, Jr., a grandson, Brandon Haley and siblings, James and Phil.

Surviving family includes: daughter, Angela (Toby) Lucas of New Ross; brother, Richard (Tana) Shirar of Crawfordsville.  He left behind several grandchildren; Brittney (Lucas) Elliott, Zachary (Alicia) Haley, Brooke (John) Harnishfeger, Garrett Shirar and Makade Fischer.  He also leaves behind five great-grandchildren, Brady, Landon, Brylee, Faith and Aria.

Cremation was chosen, per his request.  No services will be held but a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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