Wade Shirey

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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#49 Hope Dorn 2011-04-06 01:56
Ms. Jeanette,
I was very sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Shirey was a good man. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
#48 Cheryl Bedenbaugh 2011-04-01 17:10
Sandra & family,
I am so sorry to hear about Wade's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

David & Cheryl(Reeves)B edenbaugh
#47 Al and Jo Shouse 2011-04-01 09:50
We were sorry to hear of your loss. On behalf of our family, please accept our condolences. May God be with you and give you peace.
#46 Travis Goodman 2011-03-31 23:45
I was saddened to hear of Mr. Wade's death. I will always remember how he and Miss Jeanette always had food for us after our high school football games. He will be missed.
#45 Dolly & Wayne Blount 2011-03-31 22:13
Jeanette, This was such a shock. Wade was always so full of life. May our thoughts and prayers be with you now and always.
#44 Jimmy Mckinney 2011-03-31 20:20
#43 Penny & Tommy Sadler 2011-03-31 15:09
Aunt Jeanette, Bobby, Tracey, and Family. The news of hearing that MY UNCLE WADE had passed it hit real hard. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers, he was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all. I Love You UNCLE WADE!!!! Love Always Penny & Tommy
#42 Erin Jackson Tackett 2011-03-31 14:58
Mrs. Jeanette, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Wade...He was always so full of life! I will never forget you guys at my wedding. Those were such happy times. Just remember all the good memories you have to help you get through this difficult time. Praying for God to give you peace during this difficult time and to be there to guide your steps. Love, Chad, Erin, Gabriel and Aiden
#41 Rhonda M. Yarbrough 2011-03-31 14:01
Jeanette & Family,
So sorry to hear about Wade. You are in my Prayers. May you find comfort in the Many Memories he left with you. It has been many years since I have seen Wade, but I remember his genuine compassion for others.
God Bless you all!
#40 Shirley Taylor 2011-03-31 13:27
Jeanette and Family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You have my deepest sympathy.
#39 JOHN AND ANN SMITH 2011-03-31 13:25
We are so sorry to hear of Wade's passing. You and your family have our deepest sympathy.
#38 Pam & Wayne Shealy 2011-03-31 11:05
We are so very sorry for your family's loss. I know Mr. Wade left a very tender hole in your hearts. Thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers at this difficult time.
Wayne and Pam Shealy
#37 Jack and Peggy Caudi 2011-03-31 10:50
Our deepest sympathy to Jeanette and the Shirey family.
#36 Brenda & Steve Long 2011-03-31 10:37
Jeanette, Tracy and Bobby. Steve and I were so sorry to hear about Wade. He was a class mate and a good friend. We are so glad that we were able to see him at the fish fry several weeks ago and catch up on old times. He told us how proud he was of his family. May God be with you and comfort you and help you with the times of loniless that you will feel as Wade transitions into heaven where he will be able to see again. Love you All.
#35 Brian lee 2011-03-31 10:32
mr.wade was a good man..this is a man that i give alot of credit in teaching me fundamentals of life and a life working,everyda y getting up putting on those boots and going out there and getting it done,ill never forget him or the family,Mr bobby@tracy, miss janet,my thoughts and prayers are with yall,ill never forget him.
#34 Susan&Danny Hendrix 2011-03-31 09:02
Our hearts go out to all of you during this difficult time. May God bring your family comfort as you get through it.

Susan, Danny, Casey, Brandon & Will
#33 Lee Turner 2011-03-31 08:06
You have my sympathy in the loss of Wade. A fellow veteran, my school mate, and friend.
#32 Wessinger 2011-03-31 07:47
We are so sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lynn & Larry Wessinger
#31 Mary Catherine, E.L. 2011-03-31 07:34
Jeanette and Family,
We were sadden to hear of Wade's passing. Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family for the days ahead.
With Love, Mary Catherine, El Reynolds and Billy Frye
#30 Luann L. Gross 2011-03-31 02:59
Jeanette & Family, So sorry for your loss.My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family now & the days ahead.
#29 theresa halfacre 2011-03-31 00:01
Ron and I are so very sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Shirey. Your family holds a very special place in my heart, and I'm grateful for the friendship we've shared over the years. May you be surrounded by peace, love and comfort. Please know you're in my prayers ... and in my heart. God bless all of you.
#28 Missy Franklin 2011-03-30 23:29
My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during your time of loss.
#27 Janice Meeks 2011-03-30 22:36

I am truly sad to learn about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#26 Max & Susan Hearn 2011-03-30 21:24
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jeanette and the family during this time of grief and sorrow. May God Bless and comfort you.

Glenn will be sorely missed by friends and fellow blinded veterans of ABRCAA.
#25 Max & Susan Hearn 2011-03-30 21:17
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeanette and the family during this time of grief and sorrow. May God Bless and comfort you.

Glenn will always be remembered by his friends and fellow Blinded Veterans at the ABRCAA. He was an inspiration and always lighthearted and fun to be with. He will be sorely missed.
#24 Sheriff Lee Foster 2011-03-30 21:09
What a shock it was to learn of Wade's passing. On behalf of our family, please accept our condolences on his passing and our appreciation for his service to our country. May the Lord bless you and keep you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#23 The Daubenspecks 2011-03-30 21:04
Dear Ms. Jeanette and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We want you to know that "Mr Glenn" was a very special friend and we will miss him. It was our joy to know him in this life and look forward to meeting him again in the next life.
#22 donna shealy 2011-03-30 19:08
We are sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing. Our prayers are with you.
Tim, Donna, Collin and Kelli Shealy
#21 Wayne Dorn 2011-03-30 19:06
Mrs.Jeanette, I am so sorry to hear about Mr.Shirey. He taught me a lot through the years he was truly a great mentor, friend, and boss. He will be missed very much. We will be praying for you and your family!
#20 Wilbur /Connie Floyd 2011-03-30 19:00
Jeanette, Bobby and family, Tracy and family, we would like for you all to know that our every prayer, and every thought, will be with you, as you are having to endure one of life’s hardest moments, that of having to say good bye to a loved one, and a life long partner.
The memories of the times that we shared together, as our children were growing up, and all the good times and gatherings we had. we worked on each others home, and then, we were together when all our children got married.
I remember sitting in the HOUSE OF THE LORD, as you Jeanette and Mr. Wade, (they all called him) renewed those wonderful vows to each other. Life is wonderful.
We shared some troubled times together also as we both had to say good bye to our loved ones.Then good times were back, as the Grandchildren came along. It seams like we all got so involved more and more with other things, and had less time for our dear Friends, but the accasional meetings here and there, and the phone calls now and then, were wonderful, and now, Mr Wade, you had a great heart, and was always full of life, and laughter. You go now and rest in Peace, and know that you will always be in our hearts.
#19 Lonnette O. Turner 2011-03-30 18:44
Thelma I'm so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. May God give you and your family the strenght to see you through this diffult time.
#18 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2011-03-30 16:36
Thelma and family -- We are so sorry to learn of your brother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this time. May God bless!
#17 Dennis Sheppard 2011-03-30 13:27
My wife and I were honored to know such a fine man, who taught me so much over the years. We enjoyed our talked over the past few years and he was a great coworker and friend. God bless you Ms Jeannette and know he will be dearly missed.
#16 Keith / Barbara John 2011-03-30 13:26
Jeanette, Sorry to hear about Wade you and the kids are in our prayers.
#15 Thomas H. Aaron 2011-03-30 12:50
Jeanette, We are so sorry to hear about Wade's passing. We loved him very much. He was one of a kind and his spot will never be filled. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thomas, Margaret and Family
#14 The Bedenbaughs 2011-03-30 12:29
We were saddened to hear of your family's loss. Praying that God will give you the strength needed to face the coming days. Lee, Elaine, Elise & Justin
#13 CECIL/CAROL MCRACKEN 2011-03-30 12:28
Jeanette,Bobby, Tracy and family we were sorry to hear about WADE. May GOD be with you in your time of sorrow.
#12 Jim & Cindi Jackson 2011-03-30 11:23
Jeanette and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Wade's passing. With Wade there was never a dull moment,he had such a great sense of humor. We have lots of fond memories of time spent together traveling during the years of construction. Your last visit to my mom and dads will always be cherished. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this time of loss.
#11 Rodney/Sarah Griffin 2011-03-30 11:16
We would like to express our deepest sympathy. Your family is in our prayers.

Rodney and Sarah Griffin
#10 Allene Dawkins 2011-03-30 11:00
Jeanette and all the family, we are so saddened to hear about Wade. Please know that our love, thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time. May God bless you & give you comfort & peace. Allene & James Dawkins
#9 Dia & Tony Ware 2011-03-30 10:36
Mrs. Jeanette, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr Wade was a special person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray that God give you the needed strength and courage to endure during this time. Sending much love to you all.
#8 Jimmy/Beverly Martin 2011-03-30 09:48
Mrs. Jeannette, Bobby, Tracy and the rest of the family, we are so sorry to hear about Mr. Wade. Please know you are all in out thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.
#7 Rose & Chuck Meadow 2011-03-30 09:29
We are so sorry to hear about Wade, our prayers are with you and your family.
#6 Vicki Hendrix 2011-03-29 22:18
Jeanette, so sorry to hear about Wade. My prayers are with you and your family. Take care of yourself. He loved you very much, and I know you will miss him.
#5 Maria Floyd 2011-03-29 21:35
The Floyd family sends their love and sympathy to you all.. We loved Wade so much.. My children are very sad..
#4 Paula Floyd Wilson 2011-03-29 21:23
My condolences to Mrs. Jeannette, Bobby, and Tracy for the loss of Mr. Wade. We had some great times when we were kids. I remember going to the creek and going spotting (for deer) when we were kids in the back of the truck. What fun we all had and the wonderful memories we have of such a great man. My love to the family!
#3 RHONDA MOORE YARBROU 2011-03-29 21:06
Jeanette, we are so sorry to hear about Wade. You and your family are in our prayers. We pray you find comfort in many years of Memories you two shared. God be with you & your family.
Tom & Rhonda
#2 Debra and Jimmy Mont 2011-03-29 17:26
Thelma, I am so sorry to hear of Wades passing. You and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
#1 WILLIE/MARIE JOHNSON 2011-03-29 17:15
we would like the family to know our prayers and love are with you at this hard time may GOD bless you all

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