David Allen Shiek, 79, of Whittier, N.C., passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, after a short, but valiant, battle with cancer.

David was an avid story teller, jokester, friend, loving husband and father. David was also a dedicated animal lover.

He is survived by his wife, Anne; son, Allen; and daughter, Susan; and his sister, Kay.

The family requests in lieu of flowers please send donations to Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association (a 501c3 organization) to further the club’s work in disaster relief. Donations by check should be mailed to the club treasurer at 720 Woodbine Drive, Waynesville, NC 28875; or through the club’s website at wcdfa.org.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.