Let the memory of William be with us forever
  • 90 years old
  • Born on March 6, 1926 .
  • Passed away on November 7, 2016 .

Dr. William E. Shirley, age 90, died at his home on 11/7/16.

Visitation will be at the Lanett First United Methodist Church in Lanett, Al. on Thursday, November 10th @ 2:00 pm ET. with services to immediately following @ 3:00 pm ET .

Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett, Al.

McCarthy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Flower are not requested. Memorials may be made in Dr. Shirley's memory to Lanett First United Methodist Church, 508 S. 6th Street, Lanett, Al 36863 or your favorite charity.

Posted by Jennifer Chadwick on 13th November 2017
Carol, Jack and family, My heart is with you today, especially, and always. Love and treasure our lifelong friendship..
Posted by Janis Reese on 7th November 2017
My Uncle Bill will be remembered by his kind and generous heart who truly loved his family and friends. We loved him so much and he will always be remembered in our hearts by the kindness he showed to all.
Posted by Jennifer Chadwick on 8th March 2017
Carol, Jack and families- My love is with you today as are the precious memories you have of your dad. I LOVE yall...Jennifer "Morgan" Chadwick
Posted by Wanda Ryals on 10th November 2016
I cherish my Jesus plaque that Dr. Shirley has made for thousands that attend the Emmaus Walk! Like the "Jesus" in this plaque, we sometimes have difficulty focusing on Jesus in our lives. Once you have seen HIM, we can know that "I am with you always, even to the end of the age". Thank you Dr. Shirley! Prayers for the Shirley family! I truly have seen Jesus in Dr. Shirley!!
Posted by Jennifer Chadwick on 9th November 2016
Carol, Joe and family members, How my heart aches for you-I certainly know how it feels. I remember many fun days at the Shirley's home. Dr. Bill was a "Wonderful homemade Reese's peanut butter cup" maker. This was only one of a few houses I could spend the night (due to my diabetes and that Dr. Bill would give me my shot). He and Ms. June were such an important part of my teenage years. I LOVE this family and will hold them dear and close to my heart in the times ahead. May God hold you in His arms and comfort you all during these times. Jennifer "Morgan" Chadwick
Posted by Janis Reese on 9th November 2016
Bill was my Uncle and I loved him so much. He was a kind, generous man and he will be greatly missed. He was the only brother of my Daddy's family that graduated from College. I know that many folks who knew him have wonderful memories of him and how he reached out to those who were less fortunate than he. I remember Bill making missionary trips out of the country to do dental work on individuals who could not afford dental work. He loved his Church family, his own family and friends so much. I am so glad that I could call him my Uncle and shared many wonderful times with him and his family. May the Lord comfort and strengthen his family at this much needed time for them.

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