A beloved part of Vicksburg’s music history died Monday, as local entertainment icon Bud Shiers passed away at the age of 91.
Shiers died late Monday night at a hospice facility in Ridgeland, after a months-long battle with an illness, his family said.
“He was a great man. A great Christian man,” his son, Jimbo Shiers, said of his father.
Gordon Cotton, a Vicksburg author and historian, wrote a feature on Shiers that was published in The Vicksburg Post in October 2010 and is reprinted below.
Funeral arrangements for Shiers are being handled by Fisher-Riles Funeral Home. They are incomplete at this time.
Bud Shiers still strumming and singing
By Gordon Cotton
Don’t think you can come between Bud Shiers and his guitar.