Jimmie Harold Shirley passed away August 23, 2021, surrounded by his Family. He was born on June 23, 1938, to Murphy (Geneva Yancy) Shirley in Marion County, Alabama. The Family moved to Illinois when he was in his teens. He married Annie Mae Beverley on March 3, 1956. They moved to Plano, Illinois and raised his family. He worked and retired from Austin Western/ Clark Equipment in Aurora, Illinois In 1978 he moved his family to Bear Creek, Alabama. He at worked multiple businesses in Northwest Alabama. He retired from Elixir in Tuscumbia.
He is survived by his four children: Cheryl Shirley (Paul) Ronning, Michael L. Shirley, Steven (Robin) (Harker) Shirley, and Judith Shirley (Russell) Austin.
He had fifteen grandchildren: Patrick and Christopher (Kalla) (Green) Ronning, Megan Nix (Jessie) LaGrange, Melissa Page (Gray) Richardson, Brandon (Kala) Shirley, Annie Mae Beverley Shirley, Nick Harker, Rachel L. Harker, Chris (Ashley) Foss) Fagan, and Theresa Hernandez.
Sixteen great grandchildren, Faith Ronning, Caidan, Kloe, and Kynlee Ronning, Aron Nix, Merideth, Cora, and JJ LaGrange, Madison, and Matthew Gulledge, Miackah and Syndi Richardson, Ella and Adelynn Shirley, Joseph Villa Lobos and Journey Hernandez. A sister Wyveta (Bill) Wallace, sister in laws, Mary Shirley, Eileen Beverley, Dorothy Needham. His brother-in-law Frank Jr. (Sharon) Beverley and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Annie Mae Beverley Shirley. His parents, Murphy (Geneva Yancy) Shirley, his in laws, Frank Sr. (Julia) Beverley, a grandson Jason Ronning, a brother Kennith Shirley, brother in laws James Needham, John (Jack) Beverley, sister in law Sharon Beverley, nieces: Laura and Diane Needham, nephew Bill Wallace, Jr., great grandson Wyatt Lyon Richardson, and great granddaughter Mireya Anglea Hernandez.
Funeral services will be held at Pinkard Funeral Home Haleyville, AL. September 4th 2021.
Local arrangements were handled by the Beverage Family Funeral Home Sandwich, IL