Glenn Wade Shirey, 64, of Newberry, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Dorn VA Medical Center.
Born on February 12, 1947, in Columbia, he was a son of the late Glenmore and Gwendolyn Collie Shirey. He was retired from Bulldog Erectors and a member of Queens Memorial Presbyterian Church. Mr. Shirey was a US Navy veteran where he was a narcotics agent and was a Sergeant-at-Arms of the ABRCAA.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Harmon Shirey; sons, Robert Glenmore “Bob” Shirey of Clinton and Charles Tracey (Connie) Shirey of Columbia; a brother, Glenn Shirey of Saluda; sisters, Sandra Roach and Thelma Howdeshell both of Columbia, Carolyn Crow and Ella Mae Potter both of Greenwood and Jackie Beasley; grandchildren, Kayla (Jason) Koon, Cayce Shirey, Billye Shirey, Blake Shirey, and Carley Shirey and a great-granddaughter, Lila Grace Koon.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Dr. David A. Torrey and Dr. Daniel Cooper. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Queens Memorial Presbyterian Church, 46 Queens Loop Road, Newberry, SC 29108, Augusta Blind Rehabilitation Center Alumni Association, Inc., Max Hearn, 125 Honeysuckle Lane, Summerville, SC 29485 or to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
Active pallbearers: Bob Shirey, Tracey Shirey, Billye Shirey, Blake Shirey, Jason Koon, Herb Kelly and Fred E. Harmon
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