James Ralton Shirley, Jr. CHARLOTTE - James Ralton Shirley, Jr., 60, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Bluffton and Irmo, SC, passed away at home on June 25, 2014. Jim was the beloved husband of Jo Shirley; father of Abbie Shirley Warren (Jason), James R. (Trey) Shirley III (Ashley), Kristen Martin (Chase), David Rosati and Lauren Rosati; brother of Dot Shirley Hardin (Allen); uncle of Kathy Brown Bowie (Brad); brother-in-law of Robert Brinkmann (Lisa), Jean Brinkmann and Beth Brinkmann; and grandfather of Hunter, Caroline and Jackson. Family and friends are invited to the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30, at the McEwen-Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts be made in his name to support cholangiocarcinoma research at The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202. www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on June 28, 2014