Donnie Dale Shirley, 69, of Columbia, died Friday, March 4, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Green County on Oct. 5, 1952 to the late Evan and Maerene Brock Shirley. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Udell Shirley.
He was a member of the Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church and formerly built homes with S & S Builders.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Burton Shirley of Columbia; a son, Eric Shirley of Columbia; two step-children, Doug Shepherd (Becky) of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and Kelvin Kerns (Nicole) of Columbia; four step-grandchildren, Kyle, Kameron and Kassity Shepherd and Courtney Kerns; a step-great-grandson, Walker Shepherd; and a sister-in-law, Norma Jean Shirley of Columbia.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2022 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, with burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3-8 p.m. and will continue on Monday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
Bro. Ralph Foster will be officiating, and pallbearers will be Shawn Shirley, Evan Shirley, Eric Shirley, Mark Redman, Trevor Loy, and Byron Larrimore.