Gregory Shiley

Gregory Shiley

Wednesday, July 27th, 1955 Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

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Obituary for Gregory Lynn "Greg" Shiley

On Wednesday, August 19th, Greg Shiley, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many, passed away at the age of 65.

Greg was a deep-rooted resident of Inwood, WV, and his connections among the community run far and wide.

A lifelong farmer, Greg brought home-grown values of self-sufficiency and hard work to every aspect of his path in this world. Greg owned and operated Shiley Construction Company and his expertise was prized throughout the region. Structures Greg helped design and build can be found everywhere from the nation’s capital to the tops of the Blue Ridge mountains. At home on the farm, he raised cattle and pigs and grew and harvested hay. He was never idle, constantly planning new ventures and working endlessly to support his family.

One of Greg’s passions was live music and he poured his heart and soul into Shiley Acres, the heart of the live metal scene in the eastern panhandle. Shiley Acres drew tens of thousands of people to multi-performance showcases for 44 years. Greg was beloved by the metal community on a local and national level, appeared regularly on regional radio station 101.5 Bob Rocks, and became a father figure to many of the performers who graced his stage. His charisma, boundless enthusiasm, and subversive humor was a hallmark of shows at Shiley Acres.

Born July 27, 1955 in Martinsburg, WV he was the son of the late Max G. Shiley and Dolly O. Brown Shiley.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Artego Shiley; four sons, Joshua Shiley, Chris Kackley (Irene), Thomas Kackley (Crystal Radcliff), David (Courtney) Kackley; one daughter, Jessica Shiley; grandchildren, Abagail Shiley, Madison, Breanne, Kaylee, Richard, Jr., Riley, Layla, and Retta Jane Kackley; two daughters-in-law, Amanda Kackley and Jennifer Kackley; one sister, Denise Jenkins (Jeff); one niece Danielle Boyd (Stephen); one nephew, Cody Jenkins; special cousins Ted and Jeannie; and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one son, Richard (RJ) Kackley.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Shiley Acres in the future. Details will be announced on the Shiley Acres website and media outlets.

Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.

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Thompson family, Ken Ma & Jessica Burker, and other have sent flowers to the family of Gregory Lynn "Greg" Shiley.
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Dave Tusing

Man, cant believe hes gone. The man responsible for most of my fun of my youth. I remember so many things from Shiley Acres. So many, that it would take a lifetime to share them all. Mostly all great times. Times of trying to leave while route 11 was loaded with cops trying to get you on DUI. Times of hangin with best friends and seeing things you wished you hadnt but did....all the concerts for just a small amount. You cant put a price on the memories Greg helped make possible. May his family know that he touched thousands of a GREAT way. This was back in early 80s and throughout. I was just talking to a good friend when he said Greg passed. I was shocked....but i know there is a special place in Heaven that Greg is setting up for all of us to enjoy. He was just that kind of man. THANK YOU BROTHER FOR ALL THAT YOU DID FOR THOUSANDS OF MUSIC AND FUN LOVERS OF MY GENERATION. Go REST HIGH AND GET THE STAGE READY FOR ETERNITY. PRAY ILL BE THERE. Lord knows i went to a many Kixx ....Hatchet...Blackmale...and sooo many others....i think a piece of me just died today. God bless all his family and please keep his dream alive.
Comment | Posted at 06:05pm via Condolence

Tonya Willingham-Perkins

As a founding family back in the late 70s, early 80s, I witnessed the actual building of the 1st stage and birth of Shily Acres. My Dad, "Hook" head of 1st security, his best friends, nicknamed, BJ, the entire Barron family, Hotdog, Dana, Radio, Bolt, and others Lanny Cole, and Rick and Terry Cushwa, Randy Ruble, Scott and Barb, Sonny, Kevin Messick, and many others helped build the master plan and support the fundraiser for baby Jessicas surgery and his wife, at the time, Beth. I spent many weekends with my Shiley family and with Max and Dollie while the guys built the very 1st stage to raise much needed money for Jessica. Memory of the Butts and Michael's boys hanging on the entry
Greg was always so gracious and appreciated all the things our family provided to support them.
I will never forget it! A childhood awesome mem. I was always welcome backstage to party and my Dad, Hook was head of security in the early days.
Quite fond memories there from 6yrs to 12yrs, then as a teenager. No matter when I went back to visit, Greg always remembered me and my family given how we shaped Shiley Acres infancy with funding and support in the late 70s and 80s.
Greg was a wonderful man, his parents were awesome, and I personally loved Denise, his sister. I was in her wedding back in the day...
I must say those days will never forgetten by me. I had so much fun as a kid growing up in nowhere but, Inwood where Greg put it on the map!
God bless and RIP.
Love to all his kids, grandkids, siblings and extended family!
He will never be forgotten!

RocK ON! For eternity.

Tonya Willingham-Perkins. Mom of 2 boys.
Now 49, residing in Jefferson, MD
From Inwood and grad of MHS and Shep Univ.
Comment | Posted at 09:13pm via Condolence

Carolyn Settlemire

I had the great pleasure of attending Earth Rocker Festival, twice, all the way from Texas (many came from much further to attend). Greg was so kind, funny, and just a wonderful man. It was an honor to meet him, talk with him, and enjoy music with him. My deepest condolences to the Shiley family. The Clutch Family will miss him dearly.
Comment | Posted at 06:26pm via Condolence

Randy A Gardner

I was at the very first concert Greg hosted. Shortly thereafter I got to meet the man. I played there on the old stage a few times and once on the new stage. Greg stepped in and helped us with our charity efforts. There's so much to say and feel. He was one of the best hands down. With respect, with honor and pride, Thank you sir. We know that your heart and soul was as deep in music and making everyone happy than anyone else we will ever meet again. Rest in peace now. Rg.
Comment | Posted at 04:03am via Condolence

Mary Louise (mason) Tinsman

So sorry to hear of this, Greg was a wonderful, great, ambitious guy all around. A great personality, done so much for the community, he will be missed.. Prayers to all the family.
Comment | Posted at 09:32pm via Condolence

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