Dewell Eldridge Shirley, 70, of Jacksonville passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on March 29, 1947 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Woodrow and Juanita Shirley.
He was a member of the Free and Accepted Mason and was a Disabled American Veteran. Dewell served in the United States Army and served two tours in Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his wife Fannie Shirley, his son David Shirley, his sister Sarah Kidd and his brother Jimmy Shirley.
He is survived by his children James A. Shirley, step-son William Conrad, Robert (Regina) Conrad all of Jacksonville, Arkansas and Dean (Stacy) Conrad of Sherwood, Arkansas; four grandsons William, Tyler, Dylan and David; three granddaughters Robin, Danielle, Devonna; five great-grandchildren and a brother George Franklin (Judy) Shirley.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service with a funeral service to be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at A Natural State Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas. Burial will follow at Stanfill Cemetery, 12905 Fortson Road, Pulaski County, Arkansas.