Shelly ‘Big Shelly’ Showard, handyman

Shelly “Big Shelly” Stanley Showard, 56, of Georgetown, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

He was born in Cape Charles, Virginia, to the late Willie Brooks and Beatrice (Kellam) Showard. He was a lifelong resident of Georgetown. He was a craftsman all his life.

In his spare time, Big Shelly enjoyed riding bikes and spending time outdoors, fishing, drinking, and playing with his dog. He valued the time he spent with his family, especially his nephew Michael.

In addition to his parents, Big Shelly precedes his companion Jennie Thorton in death; and his brothers Jerry Showard and William (Billy) Showard.

He is survived by his daughter Shelley Showard; his sister Karen Showard, who was there for him from day one; his niece Lisa Showard; and his great-nephew Michael Showard. He is also survived by his son Stanley Showard (Warrington); his sister Nancy Messick and his family; his sister Donna Wyatt and family; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and his lifelong friend, Mike Fisher.

Services and funerals are private. Arrangements from Short Funeral Services, Milton.

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