|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1929, USA|
|Death: ||Jan. 2, 2010|
WHITWELL, TN — Ralph Edward Shirley Sr., 80, of Suck Creek Mountain, Tenn. passed away Saturday, January 2, 2010.
He was a deacon at Morning Star Baptist Church in Whitwell and was retired from Stein Construction Co.
Mr. Shirley was preceded in death by first wife, Sammie Marie McNabb Shirley; children, Ralph E. Shirley Jr., Mickey Joe Shirley; grandchildren, Brian Shirley, Jeannine Jordan; great-grandchild, Draven Fleming; parents, Samuel and Maudie Shirley; sisters, Juanita Whaley, Mildred Lawson.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Frances Claudean Shirley; daughters, Betty Ann (Jimmy) Jordan, Star Pyburn, Rene "Nady" Shirley, Teresa (Jeff) Lewis; sons, Gary (Dianne) Shirley, Lanny (Mona Lisa) Sanders, all of Suck Creek Mountain, Billy Ray (Margaret) Shirley, of Hixson, Jimmy Lynn (Linda) Shirley, of Whitwell, Dale (Debbie) Shirley, of Dunlap, Tenn., Mike (Susie) Sanders; brother, Homer Shirley, of Suck Creek Mountain; 30 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. CST Monday, January 4, 2010, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Troyer officiating.
Interment at Lusk Cemetery on Suck Creek Mountain.
Family will receive friends noon-8 p.m. CST today.
Arrangements are by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home.
Samuel H Shirley (1901 - 1917)
Maudie M Shirley (1906 - 1994)
Sammie Marie McNabb Shirley (1928 - 1986)*
Mickey Joe Shirley (1948 - 2004)*
Ralph Edward Shirley (1953 - 2009)*
Created by: Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
Record added: Jan 03, 2010
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