Ernie Shirley, 91, of Leland, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Wilmington. He was the beloved husband of 69 ½ years of Dorothy Lela Short Shirley.
Born in Washington County, Maryland, September 26, 1926, a son of the late Ernest Cecil and Mildred Gossard Shirley, he had been a veteran of World War II having served in the SeaBees of the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific Theater. He was a member of the American Legion and attended the North Brunswick Fellowship Church.
Besides his wife Dorothy, Siebert is survived by his daughter, Linda Y. Shirley of Mulberry, FL; his sons, Alan M. Shirley and his wife Velvyn of Leland, and Curtis W. Shirley and his wife Rebecca of Buhl, AL; his 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Doris Wolfensberger and brother, Frederick S. Shirley.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later time.
Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451.