Sullivan-King Mortuary and Crematory: Obituaries

Sullivan-King Mortuary and Crematory

Bill Shirley
(August 17, 1941 - June 13, 2012)

U.S. Veteran ANDERSON - William Dan "Bill" Shirley, 70, husband of Debby L. Shirley, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

Born August 17, 1941 in Oconee County, he was the son of Sara Lee Hunt Shirley and the late James Dan Shirley. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves, was a 1959 graduate of Boys High School and attended Anderson College. He was a retired textile salesman and was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church where he worked in the senior adult transportation ministry.

Survivors include his wife, Debby Lollis Shirley of the home; two daughters, Kimberly Shirley Troyer and husband, Doug, and Julie Shirley McGriff and husband, Josh, all of Greenville; three grandchildren, William Douglas Troyer, Andrew Harrison Troyer, and Joshua Slade McGriff, Jr.; mother, Sara Hunt Shirley of Anderson; and two sisters, Sara Ann Addison and husband, Fred of Snellville, GA and Emily McAlister and husband, Eddie of Anderson.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Boulevard Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Johnny F. McKinney. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boulevard Baptist Church, 701 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.