Shirk Jr.,John Raymond (Jack)
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Daily Oklahoman, The 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
June 1, 1994

SHIRK John Raymond (Jack) Shirk , Jr., born in Chicago, IL, on April 26, 1940, died suddenly of a heart attack on August 21, 2000, in LaPlace, LA. Son of the late John R. and Mae E. (Meier) Shirk , beloved father of John Christopher Shirk and Charles Aaron Shirk , both of Marietta, GA, and a daughter, Kim Shirk of Tulsa.

He was the brother of Jill S. and Ernest W. Cockrell of San Jose, CA, and Judith M. and Gareth R. Barr of Oklahoma City; the nephew of Mary and John Flodin of Schaumberg, IL, Jane and Jerald Jackson of Minneapolis, MN; and Estelle Shirk of California. He was the proud uncle of Stephanie C. Lyon of Aliso Viejo, CA; John Cockrell, of Los Angeles, CA; Andrew Barr of Warrenville, IL; and Stephanie Barr of Oklahoma City; and devoted great-uncle of Jamie Lyon.

He is also survived by numerous cousins and life-long friends. A graduate of Northwest Classen High School, Jack received his BA from Oklahoma City University, and a Masters from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He was on the faculties of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the University of South Carolina, Columbia. For a number of years he served as technical director of Lyric Theater at OCU, starting with its inaugural season. He traveled extensively around the United States and Europe with road companies of several Broadway musicals, including "Annie," and his favorite production: "Toller Cranston's The Ice Show."

At the time of his death he was the Director of Productions of the New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans, LA. Contributions in his memory may be made to the OKC Animal Shelter... He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 2000 at Church of the Savior, 5600 NW 63rd. Interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.





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