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Joseph C. Shirley

January 19, 1957 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Joseph Shirley Obituary

Joseph (Joe) Calhoun Shirley, 67, of Eldorado, Illinois passed away peacefully January 27, 2024 at St.Vincent hospital in Evansville Indiana after a short battle with brain cancer. Joe was born January 19, 1957, In Germany, to Claude Calhoun and Daisy Mae Shirley. Joe was a great guy with a tough shell. Joe loved playing with his grand babies and riding his motorcycle throughout the Shawnee National Forest. Joe enjoyed his long hot summers at his dream job at the Saline County Country Club in Raleigh and even became a rule in the rule book for many years, "Be nice to all wildlife including Joe". Joe was one of a kind and he didn’t know a stranger. Joe is survived by his son Joshua Shirley and Gary Lee Dunning, Daughters Ashley Shirley and Crystal Dolden all of Eldorado. His grandchildren Gracie Mae Shirley, Ronald "Ronnie" Rickmon, Alexia Rickmon, Zack Dolden, and Corey McGill all of Eldorado. Joe is also survived by his siblings Vicki Cantrell, Donnie Grimes, Tracey Shirley, Wendy Hammond, Steve Holding, and Tony Holding, as well as several nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his wife Tammy Shirley, son Justin Shirley, grandson Silas Shirley, and both his parents Claude and Daisy. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday February 2, 2024 at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. (noon) until service time at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family via the website www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 2, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Colonial Terrace Funeral Home & Crematory
700 4th Street
Eldorado, IL 62930

Memorial Service
Friday
February 2, 2024

2:00 PM
Colonial Terrace Funeral Home & Crematory
700 4th Street
Eldorado, IL 62930

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