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James Lawrence

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April 20, 1951 - March 28, 2024

James “Jim” Shiflet (72) passed away surrounded by family on March 28, 2024, at his home in Washington Grove, Maryland. 

Jim was born at home in Triangle, Virginia in 1951 to William and Margaret Shiflet. With his siblings, Sandy, Joyce, Artie, Bill, and Mary, Jim grew up in a lively household filled with love. His family eventually moved to Maryland, where he met lifelong friends. 

After serving in the military, Jim began a career in the building industry. There, he met his wife of 43 years, Ann Shiflet. He also found his work family, where, like in his childhood, there were pranks and laughter.  

An outdoorsman, Jim enjoyed fishing, camping, hiking, and cruising (first on his motorcycles, and later on his bicycle). He could often be found on his deck catching up with family, friends, and neighbors, and was always ready to offer a hand to someone who needed it – or to offer a good story. He loved the Outer Banks, North Carolina, where he took summer family vacations and fall fishing trips.

Blessed with a large family, Jim is survived by his wife Ann; his children, Lisa (Mark), Kate (Kevin), and Sarah (Adam); his siblings, Sandy, Artie, Bill, and Mary; his grandchildren; multiple siblings in-law; and his many extended family members. 

A celebration of life is being planned for Saturday, April 27, 2024.

Memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or a charity of your choice.


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From: Ed & Linda Stolba

Our hearts go out to Annie and family. Jim is one of the people I admire most in the world, and he will be missed greatly. I am priviledged to have known Jim for over fifty years, and happy that I shared in those pranks, laughter, and his love of Annie while working together in the early days of Standard Supplies. Jim always showed resiliency while playing the hand he was dealt, without complaint, and always with love, dignity, and compassion. I will always look to Jim for inspiration and strength. My entire family is saddened by his passing, and we send our thoughts and prayers to Annie and family.

From: Norm & Carol Birzer

With deepest sympathy

From: Patti Pangle

Annie and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He tried to come off as gruff but you could hear and see the love when he spoke of you and the girls. Lord knows he was the target of many pranks at FBW. We all enjoyed working with Jim. Heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you and the family.

From: Bill Magers

 I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He, Johnny Melvin and I spent many hours running the roads of Boyds. What good times we had as youngsters from demolition games crashing old junk cars at Melvin's and Hungerford's sawmill to the old swimming hole. He was a Hoot and will be truly missed. Prayers for all the family during this very difficult time. God Bless.....

From: The Hilton Family

Our deepest condolences to your family. 

From: Justin Stolba

Jim was a great person who was always willing to help! A great friend of my father and we will all miss him very much!

From: Artie and Dave Frederick

Jim was an absolute joy to know, he always saw the good and gave encouragement in every situation. His sparkle and mischief will be so missed. He was a blessing to his family as they were to him.

From: Steve and Julie Hansen

We are deeply saddened to learn of Jimmy's passing. His gentle, unassuming, and quietly confident manner brought joy into our lives. Our deepest sympathies to Annie and the family

From: Joe & Barbara Laycock

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim and his family. Well done Jimmy. So well done.

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