Gerald Wayne Shirley | 1945-2019

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019

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Gerald Wayne Shirley

Gerald Wayne Shirley, 73, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Graveside service was Jan. 18 at Friona Cemetery in Friona with Don Busby officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were Danney McCort, Bud Shirley, Jack Walser, Charles Ray, Jim Anderson and Guy May.

Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd handled arrangements.

Wayne was born Aug. 27, 1945, in Clovis, N.M., to J.B. and Teriece Othello (Sholar) Shirley. He graduated Hereford High School and Spartan College of Aeronautics and was a retired maintenance crew chief for American Airlines. Wayne was a member of the East Mound Church of Christ in Bridgeport.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Cornelia Anne Shirley.

He is survived by his son, Shawn Shirley of Midwest City, Okla.; brothers Perry Shirley and wife, Cheryl, of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Dwight Shirley and wife, Carrie, of Boyd; and sister Marilyn Sue May and husband, Guy, of Lampasas.

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