Dan Wesley Shirey


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Dan Wesley Shirey passed away on January 21, 2019 in Denison, Texas. He was born on December 26, 1944 to Ernest and Stella Stallings Shirey in Athens, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Jerry Ann Shirey McPhail and brother- in-law Larry McPhail.
Dan enlisted in the Army at the age of 18 where he spent the next twenty years proudly serving his country with honor. After his retirement from the Armed Services, he went to work for the Department of Corrections in Colorado as a maximum-security corrections officer for the next fifteen years. Upon his retirement, it is said that even the inmates that he guarded wanted to pay their respects to him. He retired after suffering a heart attack.
He then moved back to Texas to be near his dear mother and family residing in Palestine, TX.
In the summer of 2014 he moved to Sherman, TX after the death of his mother to be closer to his beloved nephews and niece and all their children.
Dan Wesley Shirey was a great man who was loved by all. His life was lived with strong purpose, high standards and moral character and we are all honored to have been a part of it.
He is survived by his nephews, Wes Taylor and wife Amy, Lonnie Taylor and wife Donna, Dickie Taylor; his niece Christi Edmiston and husband David; great-nieces and nephews, Wesley Taylor Jr., Spencer Taylor, Jonathan Cazzelle, Rachel Cazzelle, Olivia Cazzelle, Katie Bellah, Taylor Stoker, Jordan Tedder, Gracie Nisonger, Peyton Nisonger, Austin Crawford, Cina Miller, Sierra Stoker, Ellie Bolen, Gabriel Bolen; also surviving is a very special friend, Linda Collum.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Autry's Carroll-Lehr funeral home, with burial and full military honors to follow at Shelby Chapel Cemetery in Athens.
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