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Willie Bernard Shirley, 81, Metcalfe County, KY (1927-2017)

He was a retired farmer and retired from Eaton Corporation. He was a member of Hillside Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Arvin & Clara Harper Shirley and the widower of Anna Carol White Shirley. He was the patriarch of a large, respected family. He leaves 45 direct living descendants,and many, many step descendants.
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Willie Bernard Shirley age 81 of Smith Grove passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 at NHC Health Care in Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be held 11amCT, Monday, November 6, 2017, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Hubbard Cemetery, Beechville, KY. Visitation will be 3:30pm-8pmCT, Sunday, November 5, 2017, and after 9amCT, Monday at the funeral home.


Willie Bernard Shirley, 81, Metcalfe County, KY (1927-2017)


He was the son of the late Arvin & Clara Harper Shirley. He was born October 24, 1927. He died November 3, 2017, in Glasgow, Barren County, KY, at the age of 81 years, 10 days.

He is survived by:
  • Eight children. Joyce (Verlon) Grissom of Knob Lick, KY; Billy Dwayne Shirley of Edmonton, KY; Sandy (Kenneth) Froedge of Edmonton, KY; Lisa (JD) Bragg of Glasgow, KY; Tracy (Lisa) Shirley of Glasgow, KY; Mark (Cynthia) Shirley of Glasgow, KY; Greg (Ashley) Huff of Glasgow, KY; and Diana (Phillip) Leszczewicz of Bowling Green, KY

  • Four step children: Phyllis Wheeler of Edmonton, KY; Rondal (Anna) Huff of Summer Shade, KY; Teresa (Joey) Brown of Edmonton, KY; and Lisa (Jimmy) Wilson of Edmonton, KY

  • A sister-in-law: Geneva Shirley of Glasgow, KY

  • Thirty-three grandchildren

  • Several step grandchildren

  • Several great grandchildren

  • Several step great grandchildren

  • Four great great grandchildren

  • Several nieces and nephews
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Anna Carol White Shirley; two brothers Russell and Phillip Austin Shirley; two children, Russell and Jeffrey Shirley; one stepson, Donald Huff; two granddaughters, Candy Marie Shirley and Heather Bragg; one great grandson, Tuff Creek.

The family would like to express their gratitude to NHC Healthcare, and to his extended family for the care that was given to their loved one.

Send condolences to the family of Willie Bernard Shirley

Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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Willie Bernard Shirley, 81, Metcalfe County, KY (1927-2017)



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