Shirley May Kennerly

February 6, 1935December 1, 2019

Shirley May Craig Kennerly, 84, passed away peacefully at home on December 1, 2019.

Shirley was a 1954 graduate of Oceanside-Carlsbad High School and was a lifelong resident of San Diego County. She retired in 1998 after nearly 25 years in the fire service with Spring Valley/San Miguel Fire Protection District. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, William Lawrence (“Larry”) Kennerly and her parents, Joe Mason Craig, Sr., and Edith Craig Fulkerson. She is survived by her children, Sheri Jolene Kennerly (David) of North Carolina, and Gary Lawrence Kennerly (Kimberly) of Arizona; grandchildren, Jennifer Dobbins Jones (Travis) and Travis Blane Dobbins (Heather), all of North Carolina; and brothers, Joe Mason Craig Jr. and James Douglas Craig. Shirley was blessed with many nieces and nephews, as well as their children and grandchildren. She was a special friend to many, with several of those friends being lifelong. Services will be held at Eternal Hills Memorial Park in Oceanside at noon on Monday, December 9, 2019. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Graveside Service Monday, December 9, 2019

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