SALEM, Ohio – Harry James “Jim” Shirley, age 79, died at 2:03 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 9, 1938 in Washington, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Harry W. Shirley and the late Myrtle (Long) Morris.
Harry was employed as a repairman for 15 years at the La-Z-Boy Furniture Company in Boardman and previously a foreman at Stearns & Foster and a springer at the Cherry Hill Furniture Company.
He was a member of the Trinity Friends Church in Lisbon.
He loved working in the yard and taking care of the flowers, feeding his birds and loved watching sports. He loved going to his grandchildren’s sporting events and loved traveling with his wife.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra J. (Pancake) Shirley, whom he married April 3, 1970; a son, Jeffrey (Teresa) Shirley of Leetonia; three daughters, Deborah “Debe” (Dennis) Householder of Holbrook, Pennsylvania, Denise “Dee” (Ken) Inman of Maryville, Tennessee and Jody (Brent) Boyle of Hanoverton; two sisters, Dolly (Jim) Cichon of Mt. Pleasant and Bonnie Morris of Dillonvale; a brother, David (Charlotte) Morris of Jewett, a sister-in-law, Linda Morris of Smithfield; nine grandchildren, Cassie (Ryan) Harvey, Kyle (Kristina) Householder, Katie (Dustin) Floyd, Tori and Carrie Inman, Siera, Josh, Erin and Brooke Boyle and a great-grandson, Canon Harvey.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Trinity Friends Church in Lisbon with Pastor Ron Robinson officiating.
Calling hours will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the church.
Burial will be held at Highland Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity Friends Church, 33937 St. Rt. 30, Lisbon, OH 44432.
Arrangements handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home.