William Earl Shirley

Born: Sat., Dec. 1, 1945
Died: Sun., Mar. 20, 2011

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William Earl “Bill” Shirley, age 65, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Saint Joseph’s At East Georgia in Greensboro, GA. Born in Augusta, GA on December 1, 1945 he was the son of the late Earl Wayne Shirley and Mary Willie Mills Shirley. He was a 1964 graduate of Butler High School in Augusta, GA and attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina. For a number of years he served in the National Guard while living in Augusta. He married Carolyn Jenkins on June 28, 1990 and they moved to Greensboro that same year. For the last eighteen years, he worked for the City of Greensboro, first as manager of the Waste Treatment Plant and then as the Public Works Director. Bill was a member of the River of Life Church in Eatonton, Georgia. He enjoyed fishing and camping. In addition to his wife, Carolyn Jenkins Shirley, of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by five daughters, Tammy Bettis and husband Doyle of Buckhead, GA, LuJuana Brown of Starkville, MS, Melanie Reid of Greensboro, GA, Shea Clayton of Memphis, TN and Angela Ramey of Oklahoma; and his grandchildren that he raised, Hannah Clayton of Greensboro, GA, Blayne Alexander Clayton of Conyers, GA and Joseph Wayne Clayton II of Santee Cooper, SC; two sisters, Joann Brack and husband Gordon of Hephzibah, GA and Mary Jane Miller and husband Stan of Gainesville, FL; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; and his co-workers at the City of Greensboro. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lucille Shirley Goodwin in November of 2002. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the McCommons Chapel with Rev. Bill King officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service Thursday afternoon at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Jane Cobb
   Posted Mon March 21, 2011
Our love, prayers and deepest sympathy to all your family. We have good memories of Bill's kindness. Praying for God to strengthen you during these hard days and give you happy memories in the days ahead. Love, Jane and Howell Cobb

Bruce Lovin
   Posted Tue March 22, 2011
Carolyn and family, I am truly saddened by Bill's death but I also rejoice in that now he is complete in the presence of God! He was a great friend and more importantly a great man of God! I came to see him Sunday afternoon but found out he had passed away. I went into his room and with the nurses there, said a prayer for him. I have been blessed for having known him and will cherish all that he has done for me. God bless you all. Bruce Lovin

Lisa Bradley
   Posted Tue March 22, 2011
My precious uncle. My heart is so heavy with the loss of your presence here on this earth. You are at peace now and resting with the ones who went before you. Wait patiently on the rest of us as we follow in the will of God here on this earth knowing that heaven and a reunion with you as well as the rest of our family awaits. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and faith. The lessons you taught will not be forgotten but recalled in our daily lives. I love you more than you could ever know and will see you again one day. Your niece, Lisa

Ann Wilson
   Posted Tue March 22, 2011
I am so sorry about your loss. I will always remember Bill's kindness and his love for our Lord. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May God bless and give you all comfort and strength. Ann Wilson

Heather Baker
   Posted Tue March 22, 2011
Uncle Bill will forever be in my heart, I will always remember him for strong, spiritual man he was. I love you Uncle Bill!!!

Hope Cason
   Posted Tue March 22, 2011
My Uncle Bill was a remarkable man, and will be GREATLY missed by all who knew and loved him. I am blessed to have called him MY uncle. I Love You Uncle Bill, and will never forget you but you fought the good fight and now the time has come to rest. REST IN PEACE and I will see you again. Love, Hope

angela ramey
   Posted Tue March 22, 2011
I love you daddy.I miss you so much .when I woke up Monday morning my first thought was how much you were smiling when you stood at the feet of god.

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Wed March 23, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of your loss.

JANIS @ MERCER LEFTWICH
   Posted Wed March 23, 2011
ANGIE AND SHIRLEY FAMILY. WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BILL'S PASSING. MY PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY ARE WITH ALL OF YOU AT THIS TIME. HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE, BUT HIS MEMORIES WILL LIVE ON WITH YOU IN YOUR HEART FOREVER!EVEN IN HIGH SCHOOL HE ALWAYS HAD THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE. REST IN PEACE OUR FRIEND! LOVE, MERCER AND JANIS LEFTWICH

dianne finch mckinley
   Posted Wed March 23, 2011
so sorry for your loss

Stanton Dean Shirley
   Posted Wed March 23, 2011
Your Grandson

Barbara Bright Epps
   Posted Thu March 24, 2011
I was sorry to hear about Bill's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn,Angie and all of the family. Keep his memories alive in your hearts, and he will be with you everyday.

Connie & Larry Jenkins & Family
   Posted Mon March 28, 2011
To our sweet sister Carolyn...may God bless you and keep you always. We didn't get to sign the register at the services, but I know that you know we were there. Bill was a sweet and loving person ( a brother to us and an uncle to the children ) he touched the hearts of all of us that knew him. We will miss him very much. We love you. Connie, Larry, Glenn, Kristin, Bronson & all of our grandchildren ...