George Robert Shrieve, age 76 and long-time local auto dealer, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Parkview Randallia Hospice in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Bob loved his family. Wife, Cheryl (Petro) Shrieve, married 47 years. Bob’s two sons Brian, wife Brooke and Rob, wife Jessie. Bob has six grandchildren: Walt, Calvin, Georgia, Matthew, Addison and Liz (husband, Anthony). Bob was looking forward to the birth of his triplet great granddaughters: Esther, Eden and Evelynn, due in July of 2022. Brother, Jeff Shrieve, wife Shelly. Uncle Harry “Butch” Shrieve, several nieces and nephew, Doug Shrieve and his loyal dog, Lucy. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, George and Kathryn Shrieve and brother, James Shrieve.
“The second is this: “Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31 NIV
Bob was a great neighbor. No matter where he lived his neighbors loved him and he loved them. His garage was the place where tools were borrowed, repairs were made, stories were told, games were watched, and wisdom was shared. His “Bobisms” will always be remembered and shared.
Bob graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1963. In high school, Bob’s love for cars, especially fast cars, grew. One message in Bob’s senior yearbook reads, “To the best damn drag racer I know.”
Bob took his love of cars and in 1980 opened his first car lot selling late model used cars. Through the years Bob made many friends in the car business and had many loyal employees and customers.
Bob retired from the car business in 2014 and moved to Chapman Lake, Warsaw, IN. Prior to retiring to the lake, Bob and his family spent nearly 40 years enjoying the lake life. He loved living at the lake and enjoyed fishing, boating and just sitting on the deck watching the sunset.
Bob attended Warsaw Community Church and summer services on Lake Tippecanoe for “Boat Church” held a special place in Bob’s heart.
The family is planning a Life Celebration later this summer.
Memorials may be sent to: Chapman Lake Conservation Association; PO Box 776, Warsaw, Indiana 46581-0776