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Irby Sheck Exley, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1921
Effingham County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 2010
Duval County
Florida, USA

Irby Sheck Exley Sr.
FL United States

EXLEY, SR. Irby Sheck Exley, Sr., 89, passed away December 30, 2010 at St. Catherine Laboure Manor in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born August 22, 1921, in Effingham County, Georgia, one of eight children of Abner and Myra Pace Exley. He married Virginia Elizabeth Wilkes, his beloved wife of 63 years, March 30, 1947. Mr. Exley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia in 1943. He then served his country in the US Army Corps of Engineers in World War II throughout the European theater. Postwar, he was owner of several area car dealerships, including Westside VW. Mr. Exley was an avid and lifelong supporter of philanthropic activities throughout Jacksonville, including leading local divisions of the United Way, Goodwill, and Rotary Club. He was a member of Ortega United Methodist Church for 43 years, serving in many capacities. Together with his wife, Virginia, he donated the Exley Wilkes Chapel to the Wesley Foundation of the University of Georgia. He was also a leader in many area professional organizations. Mr. Exley is survived by his wife, Virginia Wilkes Exley, and daughter, Elizabeth Exley, as well as two granddaughters, Sarah Exley Paulsen and Laura Elizabeth Paulsen. He was preceded in death by his two sons, I. Sheck Exley, Jr., and Edward Wilkes Exley. A memorial service will be held at Ortega United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Mr. Exley will be privately laid to rest with his sons at Oaklawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Way or the Ortega United Methodist Church. Please Sign the Guestbook @

Florida Times-Union, The (Jacksonville, FL)
Date: January 2, 2011
Record Number: 147523071
Copyright (c) 2011 The Florida Times-Union 
Family links: 
  Abner Lovick Exley (1875 - 1958)
  Myra Pace Exley (1885 - 1961)
  Irby Sheck Exley (1949 - 1994)*
  Edward Wilkes Exley (1952 - 1968)*
  Burton Thadius Exley (1909 - 1910)*
  Lawson Exley (1911 - 1962)*
  Denny Rembert Exley (1913 - 1989)*
  Mary Elizabeth Morgan Exley (1915 - 2001)*
  George Elmon Exley (1915 - 2004)*
  Lucile Exley Howell (1918 - 1981)*
  Irby Sheck Exley (1921 - 2010)
  Cora Exley Kight (1925 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Oaklawn Cemetery
Duval County
Florida, USA
Maintained by: JoAnn Bland
Originally Created by: Linda Lee DeWitt Lewis
Record added: Aug 13, 2011
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