Mr. Raymond Shirley was born through the union of the late Ruby Taylor and Washington Shirley on December 29, 1928 in Sedalia, Missouri. He was one of six siblings; May Grandberry, Robert Andrew, Helen Ward, Dorothy Smith and Edward Shirley, all preceded him in death. He would later move to St. Louis with his family and step-father, the late Henry Taylor.
Raymond attended public schools in St. Louis and graduated from Vashon High. Afterwards, he was proud to serve his country during the Korean War.
Raymond was employed at the Arsenal, Texaco Refinery and Appollo Colors for many years until he retired in 1994.
Raymond met and married the true love of his life, Georgia. Through this union, four children were born. He was a gentle soul and will be sorely missed.
Raymond surrendered on Thursday, December 26, 2019 after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loved ones.
Raymond leaves to mourn; his loving wife, Georgia; two daughters, Deborah Boykin and Dianna Shirley; two sons, Jeffrey (Darlene) and Raymond Jeffrey Shirley; grandchildren; great grandchildren; several in-laws, other relatives and friends.
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