Shourds, Ernest E., Bridgeport, Michigan

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Hoyt Nursing & Rehab Centre. Age 85 years. The son of the late Charles and Hazel (Hamden) Shourds, Ernie was born October 25, 1928 in Adrian, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army, 4th Infantry Division, during the occupation of Europe. Ernie was previously married to Janice Shourds. He later married Beverly (Hagen) Robertson, his loving wife of nearly 30 years, on September 24, 1984. She survives him. Ernie came to Saginaw in 1962 from Adrian, Michigan to manage the S&H Distributing Company. He was employed at Moore Bros. Electric Company for many years until his retirement. He was a member of Bridgeport Community Church. Ernie enjoyed hunting, fishing and flying and was an avid NASCAR fan. Most of all, Ernie loved spending time with family and friends. Surviving besides his wife Beverly are two daughters and their spouses, Pamela and Steven McGinnis, Reese; Leslie and Ronald Kimmerly, Saginaw; two granddaughters, Lisa (Joseph) Bierlein and Shannon McGinnis; four step-children, Paul Robertson (Chris Baldwin), Patricia (Mike) Ellicott, Deanne (Brian) Rigg, Johanna Alcorta; step-grandchildren, Matt Robertson, Kara Robertson, Traci Ellicott, Sean Ellicott, Cansis Rigg, Adam Rigg, Tricia Gabriel, Jessica Alcorta and Chad Alcorta; a brother, Ronald Shourds; several nieces and nephews. Ernie was preceded in death by a son, Charles Shourds, and by two sisters and one brother, Margaret Stites, Mildred Allshouse and Donald Shourds. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Ronald Sinclair will officiate. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Mausoleum in Freeland, where military honors will be presented. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Pulse3 Foundation (formerly MCVI Foundation) or Bridgeport Community Church.