Joe Shirley

Joe Frank Shirley

Saturday, October 29th, 1938 - Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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Joe F. Shirley, Jr., 81, of Waco, Texas passed away unexpectedly at a local hospital on July 16, 2020.

He was born October 29, 1938 in Gatesville, Texas to Ruth and Joe F. Shirley, Sr. After high school he joined the US Army and served his country proudly from 1958 to 1964. He married Elizabeth Lopez on July 7, 1962.

Joe is survived by his children, Rudy Barbosa and wife, Rosa of Troy, Mary Ann Lopez Verver and Trini Delgado of Seagoville, Charlie Shirley and wife, Mary of Rogers, Elizabeth Spillan and husband, James of Booker, Joe F. Shirley, III and partner, Jay Lemke of Huntsville, and Margaret Shirley and partner, Cesar Gonzalez of Waco; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great great-granddaughter. He also leaves behind brothers, Carroll Shirley of Gatesville, Eugene Shirley of Moody, Wayne Shirley of San Antonio; sister, Neta Schaub of Lampasas; and his beloved cat, Rosco.

He is preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Monica Wylie; parents; sister, Gladys Lowry; and brothers, Harold Shirley and Bill Shirley.

Mr. Shirley was a man who had a great heart and helped all he could. He will be missed by all!

The family will receive visitors at 1209 N. 10th St., Waco at your convenience.
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I share in your grief Margaret. I can only hope you find strength in the comfort of knowing how much Your Dad really loved you.
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