He was the son of the late Edgar Shirley and the late Mary Nell (Rayburn) Shirley.
He is survived by his wife: Mary Ellen (Stevens) Shirley of Benton; one daughter: Susan Brocksieper and husband George of Guilford, Conn.; one son: Mike Shirley and wife Emily of Austin Texas; two sisters: Patsy Fain and husband Jim of Murray and Donna Hughes and husband Mick of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren: Ian, Jake, & Collin Brocksieper and Ava & Tess Shirley; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Collier Funeral Chapel at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, with Rev. Don Wilson and Rev. Chuck McMillan officiating. Interment will be at Farmington Cemetery in Farmington.