William Allen Shirley

January 15, 1944March 13, 2013

Born on January 15, 1944 in Lawton, Oklahoma Son of William Pellum Shirley, and Annie Juanita Shirley (Jones.) Died Wednesday March 13, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Bill was married to his wife Marion for forty-three years. Together they had four children, and five grandchildren. Bill was the oldest of seven children in his family, and took care of all of the kids while the parents worked. He served in the military as a sergeant in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, while serving in the war he was a member of Special Ops in Laos, and Cambodia and earned several medals for his service. Bill also served as police officer when discharged from the military, and retired in the real estate business. Bill would help anyone in need often going out of his way to do so. He was also into modern history, having tremendous knowledge of American history.

He is survived by a son (Scott) and daughter (Monica,) and his five grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 12-1pm, and service will be at 1pm Wednesday, March 20th at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Colorado Springs.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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April 29, 2013

I want to Thank each and ever one that has posted here. You all knew him as Bill I knew him as Allen or mom more than anything. He was the one that was there for us because mom and dad worked. Most looked at him and thought he was unaprochable, but to those that really could feel him knew that there was always more there. He loved with a passion and was really a big teddy bear. Tough on the outside but very much a softy at heart to those that were close to him. I miss him!

John Clemente

March 19, 2013

I met wild Bill back in 1985 when I got my real estate licence and worked property management with him. Always enjoyed talking to this bigger than life Texan. Me being from New York we gave each other alot of grief. He will be sorely missed. St Peter is in for a good bunch of stories as he's opening those pearly gates for our friend Bill.

Jeff Coutts

March 19, 2013

You will be missed my friend!
Bill was a awesome Real Estate & business mentor for me....

Very forward thinking and creative Real Estate professional....
YOu will be missed!

Willie Bridgeforth

March 19, 2013

I met Bill and worked with him when I started in real estate. I got some of my first listings through him. He could always be counted on for sound advice and a good laugh. He will be sorely missed.

Jim Skadden

March 19, 2013

Bill was a great guy! I met him through the Exchangers and he was an icon among icons. Everyone listened when Bill talked. He was always worth listening to. He will be missed.

March 19, 2013

Thanks for all the help over the years, Bill. Sorry that we are out of town. Our prayers are with your family and may God be praised in your memorial. Dave and Carol Warren

Rosie Smith

March 19, 2013

Bill was a great man and a wonderful Property Manager. He helped me with some of my first dealings with selling investment properties. I appreciated his help, knowledge and willingness to teach. My thoughts and prayers go to his family.

Dewey Lewis

March 19, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Bill was a realtor friend, we worked on several deals, and he was always available to help do he tough deals.

Cheryl Mark

March 18, 2013

Bill Shirley was a good friend and my mentor when I decided to become a property manager in real estate. We had alot of laughs and shared lots of stories about property management through the 15 years of knowing him. He will be truely missed by all that knew him. My sincere condolences to his family.