Gary Shirley, age 77, passed away June 23, 2020. He was the son of the late Margaret and Grady Shirley of Northport and was preceded in death by his brother, Wendell Shirley. He is survived by his siblings, Hilary Shirley, Mark Shirley (Jane), and Carol Booth (Randy); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Gary had a brilliant mind for all things mechanical and could do anything with his hands, whether it be building engines and race cars to restoring antique tractors. When not busy working in his shop, Gary loved spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing. Gary also had a heart for animals; his cat and final companion Elsie will surely miss him. Fondly remembered for his quick wit and humor, Gary will be missed by family and friends.
The family would like to give a special thanks to his sister, Carol Booth, for all the love and care she provided over the last several years.
A graveside service and burial will be at 10 AM Saturday June 27,2020 at Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North directing.
Pallbearers were Todd Shirley, Ryan Shirley, Ed Shirley, Steven Shirley, Clint Randolph, Shaw Gargis, Brandon Booth, and Danny Barringer.
Honorary pallbearers are Macedonia United Methodist Church, Rose Boulevard Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 14837 Highway 69 North, Northport, AL 35475 or to Rose Boulevard Baptist Church, 13672 Frankie Thomas Drive, Northport AL 35475
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