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.
Dewell was always a good neighbor and friend. So sorry to hear about his passing.
I will greatly miss him, he was the best father-in-law I ever had and a good friend before that.. may he Rest In Peace!! My prayers are with all the family and friends!! Fly high Dewell
My prayers and condolences to the Shirley family Dewell was a wonderful father and a wonderful person. God bless
praying fore the family
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your brother, Dewell. Frank, I hope and pray that you and your family will have peace and healing within the near future. You were like a father to me and your loss has filled me with sorrow. Please know that I’m praying for you and Judy.
I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Shirleys passing, especially so soon after Mrs. Shirley passed. I started carrying his mail when he lived up on Billy Goat Mountain and then again when lived on Melissa Lane. I am really going to miss him, he was always so nice and took time to visit with me when I brought his medicine. My prayers go out to his family and I’ll think of him every time that I pass Stanfill Cemetery.