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Calvin E. Shirley
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Obituary for Calvin E. Shirley

Calvin E. Shirley, 82, resident of 206 Crescent Drive, husband of Shirley A. Witt Shirley, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson.

Born in Due West, March 31, 1936, he was a son of the late Evelyn Shirley Giles and was raised in the home of his grandparents, the late Thedford and Hattie Mae Cheek Shirley. He attended Greenwood High School and Lander College and graduated from Greenwood College of Commerce, Piedmont Technical College and Limestone College. He was a US Air Force Veteran. Mr. Shirley retired from Cooper Industries after more than 30 years of service and after retirement worked daytime security for Emerald High School.

He attended Rice Memorial Baptist Church and was formerly a member of South Main Street Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 58 years of the home are two sons, Calvin Wayne Shirley and wife Becky of Greenwood and Jamie Lee Shirley and wife Holli of Hendersonville, NC; a sister, Betty Ann Giles Chrisley of Greenwood; and grandchildren, Matthew Shirley, Alyssa Loudermilk, Brittany Shirley, Nicole Shirley, Ryan Shirley, Zane Atkins and Cade Shirley.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Lisa Dawn Shirley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 pm Sunday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Tucker officiating. Entombment will be in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Adam Witt, Dr. Scott Witt, Brian Witt, Wayne Walker, Steve Irby and Tim Thomas.

The family is at the home in Brookside and will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon.

Memorials may be made to Hospicecare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646, or to the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, 4605 Belton Highway, Anderson, SC 29621.


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Visitation

Sunday

24

Jun

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649

Service

Sunday

24

Jun

4:00 PM
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649

cemetery

Sunday

24

Jun

4:45 PM
Greenwood Memroial Gardens Mausoleum

3302 Hwy 25 North
Hodges, SC 29653

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