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John Francis Shirk
Birth: Jun. 24, 1917
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1993
Glendora
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Professional Football Player. After graduating from Central High School in Oklahoma City, he went to the University of Oklahoma. He was taken in the 4th round of the NFL draft by the Chicago Cardinals. He played offensive and defensive end on the Cardinals in 1940. He made 11 receptions for a total gain of 91 yards and garnered one interception. His playing career ended when the war began and he joined the Army. He played with the Western Army All Stars service team in 1942. A captain in the field artillery, at the invasion of Salerno, he was captured and sent to a German prison camp in Poland. Following the war, John moved to California where he started a plastics company which grew into a multi-million dollar business before his retirement. (bio by: Mel Bashore) 
 
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Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Mel Bashore
Record added: Jan 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23781783
John Francis Shirk
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