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Phillip Austin Shirley, 84, Glasgow, KY (1931-2015)

He was the patriarch of a very large, outstanding South Central Kentucky family. His wife, Geneva Bagby Shirley, survives. He leaves 106 direct living descendants and six step descendants.
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Phillip Austin Shirley age 84 of Glasgow passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT, Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Shirley-Dickson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, Monday, November 30, 2015, and after 9amCT, Tuesday at the funeral home.

Phillip Austin Shirley, 84, Glasgow, KY (1931-2015)

He was born June 28, 1931. He died Saturday, November 28, 2015, in Glasgow, Barren County, KY, at the age of 84 years, five months.

He is survived by his wife Geneva Bagby Shirley of Glasgow, KY, and the following:
  • Five children: Wayne Shirley and wife Linda of Horse Cave, KY; Judy Shirley and husband Lendell; Sheriff Rondal Shirley and wife, Connie; Becky Wilson and husband Timmy; Brenda Moss and husband David all of Edmonton, KY

  • One brother: Bill Shirley of Glasgow, KY

  • Twenty-four grandchildren

  • Sixty great grandchildren

  • Seventeen great great grandchildren

  • Two step grandchildren

  • Four step great grandchildren

  • And a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Russell Shirley; a son Michael Shirley, step son, Sonny Whimpee; one grandson, one grand daughter and one great grand daughter.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Shirley-Dickson Cemetery.

Send condolences to the family of Phillip Shirley

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

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