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Joe Lawrence Shirley


1948 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Joe Lawrence Shirley Obituary
Joe Lawrence Shirley, age 68, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Pecan Tree Health and Rehabilitation Center in Gainesville, Texas.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Kirk Maberry and Reverend Carter Edmondson officiating. McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.
Joe was born January 10, 1948 in Callahan County, Texas to Jewell Russell and Juanita Pearl (Stewart) Shirley. He moved to Sweetwater in 1986 from Ranger, Texas, moving to Gainesville, Texas two years ago. Joe was a diesel mechanic and was a farm and ranch hand.
He is survived by four daughters, Sarah Faber and husband Leland of Denton, Texas, Amber Shirley and husband B.D. Rainey of Sweetwater, Amy Adames and husband J.D. of Sweetwater, Alisha Shirley and husband Steven Ing of Gainseville, Texas, two sons, Joseph Shirley and wife Demi of Sweetwater, Jerod Shirley of Gainesville, Texas, step-son Lonnie Gann and wife Cici of Sanger, Texas, his brother J.R. Shirley and wife Dean of Abilene, Texas, step-brother Farrell Glen Tharp and wife Doris of Big Sandy, Texas, fifteen grandchildren and his extended family and life long friends Pierce Shackleford and Sarah Hatchett.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Toffee Wheat, two brothers Bobby Mack Shirley, Glen Shirley and his parents.
Honorary pallbearers will be Zech Welch, Joe Wade Shirley, Scott Shirley and Glen Coy Shirley. Memorials may be made to the Fisher County Stock Show Association or to any agricultural affiliated organization.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Sept. 24, 2016
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