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Kenneth Shirley, Sr.

Kenneth Shirley, Sr.

Friday, December 1st, 1933 Monday, August 3rd, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Kenneth D. Shirley, Sr.

Kenneth D. Shirley, Sr., 86, of Bunker Hill, WV, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Born December 1, 1933 in Jefferson County, WV, he was the son of the late Nathan and Elma (Kerns) Shirley.

Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member of the Brucetown United Methodist Church where he served as a Trustee. He was a member of the United Methodist Men’s Support Team.

He retired as an air conditioning and refrigeration technician for the United States Government.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Marple Shirley; two sons, Kenneth D. Shirley, Jr. and wife, Janie of Bunker Hill, and Kevin D. Shirley, and wife, Bonnie of Bunker Hill; five grandchildren, Jessica, (Carlos), Lauren, Alaina, Mark, (Stephenie), and Samantha, (Stephen); and seven great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Carlos, Jr., Mikayla, Connor, Luke, Gracie, and Peyton.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harrison William Shirley and David Shirley; and six sisters, Carrie Faircloth, Mary McKee, Arvella Butcher, Dolly Cole and Dorothy McNamee, and Martha Pitzer.

The Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood will be open for family to receive friends only from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2020 at the chapel with Pastor Susan Catlett officiating. Visitors will be required to wear face masks, practice social distancing, and follow directives.
Interment will be private.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    South Berkeley Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes
    287 Arden Nollville Road
    INWOOD, WV
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, August 7th, 2020
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    South Berkeley Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes
    287 Arden Nollville Road
    INWOOD, WV
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, August 7th, 2020
    2:00pm
    Officiant
    Pastor Susan Catlett

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Alaina, Lauren, Jessica, JR.,Alyssa and Mikayla sent flowers to the family of Kenneth D. Shirley, Sr.
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Alaina, Lauren, Jessica, JR.,Alyssa and Mikayla sent flowers to the family of Kenneth D. Shirley, Sr.
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Alaina, Lauren, Jessica, JR.,Alyssa and Mikayla

We love you Grandpa! You will live on in our hearts forever!
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Alaina, Lauren, Jessica, JR.,Alyssa and Mikayla purchased flowers for the family of Kenneth Shirley, Sr..
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Steve and Gale Marple

Will always cherish the memories of the Halloween of him on the porch. Sending love and prayers to all family members.
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With heartfelt condolences, Your church family at Brucetown United Methodist Church.
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Flowers were purchased for the family of Kenneth Shirley, Sr..
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Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Kenneth D. Shirley, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
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US Navy Veteran, Kenneth D. Shirley, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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Our thoughts go out to the Shirley Family during this time of sorrow.
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