Jul 15 2016
Joseph Thomas Shirley, 71, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016. He was born August 3, 1944 in Jacksonville, FL, where he lived all his life, to the late William & Roberta Hutcheson Shirley. Joseph attended Andrew Jackson High School, was an excellent general contractor, loved hunting, fishing, owned Gifford Hunting Club in South Carolina and will be dearly missed by all. He was predeceased by his brother, Billy Shirley. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Gloria; sons, Joey Shirley, Randall Shirley; daughter in laws, Angie and Amy Shirley; brother, Butch Shirley; sisters, Janice Beason, Peggy Bevill, Nancy Darity, Carolyn Avera (Clinton); sister in law, Doris Shirley; grandchildren, Randy, Bryce, Bri, Brian and Dusty; numerous other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 19 at 1pm at First Coast Christian Center, 2724 New Berlin Rd 32226, where Joseph was a member, with Pastor Perry Fruscella officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday beginning at 12pm at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 714-1110.