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Obituary For James Fred Shirley

James Fred Shirley, passed away at his home in Lanett on May 6, 2022,

He was born March 3, 1938. He graduated from Goshen High School in 1956 and continued his education at Troy State where he graduated with a BSA in education in 1960. He moved to the Valley area and taught first at Lafayette-Lanier Elementary School. In 1971 he continued his teaching career at Springwood School as a teacher and as Assistant Head Master until his retirement in 2000.

He then went on to help his late wife, Josephine Shirley and son, Dave Shirley at Dave Shirley Photography for many years. He enjoyed helping with the finishing touches on the photographs that clients had ordered and also keeping up the lawn and garden area at the Studio. His parents were the late James A. Shirley and the late Naomi Shirley.

Fred is survived by both his son Dave Shirley and his daughter in-law Lisa Shirley. He is also survived by his brother Tom Shirley of Ashford, AL and his sister Peggy Blair of Dallas, TX. His sister Jeanette Meads preceded him in death.

The family has requested that no flowers be sent in his name, but a donation be made in his name to either the Randolph County Animal Shelter in Wedowee, Alabama 104 Animal Shelter Road Wedowee, AL. 36278 or visit…/ ( or to Katnip Paradise & Friends located in Lanett Alabama ( Dave and Lisa donate all the time to this rescue.

Visitation for James Fred Shirley will be Tuesday, May 10th at 1:00 pm ET at Bluffton Funeral Services located at 1011 North Lanier Ave. Lanett, Alabama 36863.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm immediately following at Hill Crest Cemetery in Lanett, Alabama.

Services have been entrusted to Bluffton Funeral Services, Lanett, Alabama.

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