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Robert Lee Shirley, Jr. - 86 of Valdosta passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Langdale Hospice House after a brief illness. He was affectionately known to many as "Jr." & to his friends at Zacadoo's as the "Tater Man". He was born on January 24, 1931 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Robert L. & Lucille (Fletcher) Shirley. Jr. was a roofer most of his life. This skill was taught to him by his father. He worked in many other trade type jobs and after retiring enjoyed working in the yard, reading the paper, going to Sunday School and church, talking to people, thinking of ways to make them smile and asking them if they went to church anywhere. Along with his parents Robert was preceded in death by step father, Walter Inscore, sister, Ruby Thomason and brother, Wesley Shirley.
He leaves his Sisters, Margaret Johnson & Linda Reaves Harris (John); Brother, Jerry Inscore (Penny); Niece, Theresa Denton; Nephews, Randy Thomason, Larry Thomason, Ben Reaves (Pam), Jon Reaves, Great nieces, nephews and dear friends to remember his funny stories and his slow southern drawl while telling stories and talking about loving the Lord.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in the Valdosta Chapel of Music Funeral Services with burial following in Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, October 10, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Sympathy may be expressed online at www.musicfuneralservices.com. The Shirley family is being cared for by the professional and caring staff of Music Funeral Services, Valdosta.
Published on October 9, 2017
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