Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home

3321 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, GA


George Leonard Shirley Jr.

June 7, 1931November 29, 2019

George Leonard Shirley Jr., 88, of Brunswick, Georgia entered peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior Friday, November 29, 2019.

George was born in Temple Texas the son of the late George Leonard Shirley Sr. and the late Annie Eugenia Shirley. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Lonnie Shirley.

George resided most of his adult life in Brunswick and was an active member of College Place United Methodist Church. He served his country with honor in the United States Navy. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant after twenty-six years of dedicated service. He then became a shop teacher at Brunswick High School for ten years. George was also the owner of M&S Ornamental Iron for fifteen years. He was a former Worshipful Master with Masonic Lodge 717.

George is survived by the love of his life and wife for sixty-eight years, Shirley Faye Shirley of Brunswick, GA; his son and daughter-in-law, David Shirley and Rene` of Clarkston, WA; two daughters and son-in-laws, Lisa Ayres and Lee of Jesup, GA also Susan Kennedy and her husband Marcus of Franklin, NC; five grandchildren, Matt Corson, Taylor Ayres, Tori Greer, Eugenia Curtis, and Sara Shirley. He is also survived by four great grandchildren, one precious great-great grandchild.

George loved spending time with his family and friends. He was known as a man’s man that enjoyed life. He was a multi-talented craftsman that enjoyed working with his hands. George was also an avid reader and Trump supporter. He could often be seen wearing his red Make America Great Again cap. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family will receive friends between 1:00 – 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at College Place United Methodist Church. The Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at College Place United Methodist Church with Dr. Bill Daniel officiating. The interment will follow the service in Chapel Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Arrangements are entrusted into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home www.edomillerandsons.com


  • George Leonard Shirley, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Annie Eugenia Shirley, Mother (deceased)
  • Lonnie Shirley, Brother (deceased)
  • Shirley Faye Shirley, Wife
  • David Shirley(Rene), Son
  • Lisa Ayres (Lee), Daughter
  • Susan Kennedy(Marcus), Daughter
  • Matt Corson, Grandchild
  • Taylor Ayres, Grandchild
  • Tori Greer, Grandchild
  • Eugenia Curtis, Grandchild
  • Sara Shirley, Grandchild
  • Mr. Shirley is also survived by four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

  • Hospice of the Golden Isles


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019


George Leonard Shirley Jr.

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Melissa Manning Martinez

December 1, 2019

I remember how sweet he was when my father worked for him..

Shari Clifton

November 30, 2019

George was very special to our family. He and Shirley became Will's adopted grandparents when we moved to Brunswick. He was a wonderful Christian man and will be missed. Our sympathies to the family.
Shari, Stuart, Ben, and Will Clifton