James Vernon Shirley

July 13, 1936May 3, 2020

Funeral services for Vernon Shirley, 83, of Tyler are scheduled for 11:00 am on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Lloyd James Funeral Home in the chapel. Interment will follow at Bascom Cemetery.

He passed away on May 3, 2020 in Tyler.

Mr. Shirley was born on July 13, 1936 in Winona, TX to the late Ruben and Etta Chamblee Shirley.

He is survived by his eldest son, Timothy Shirley and wife Tracy; daughter Kathy Zander and husband Barry; son Kenny Shirley; granddaughter Amanda Steelman and husband Chris; granddaughter Abigail Strange and husband J. C.; grandson Kasey Womble and wife Alicia; granddaughter Kyndall Jones and husband Garrett; great-grandchildren Reed Strange, Luke Steelman, Ely Jones and Copeland Womble; brother Ruben Kenneth Shirley and wife Becky; brother Kneal Rex Shirley and wife Karen; sister Jean Daniels and husband Leo.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Shirley was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine Shirley; sisters Eva Shirley and Mary Crook.

Pallbearers will be Kasey Womble, Garrett Jones, Bill Crook, Kelly Shirley, Kepin Gillham, Chris Steelman and Randy Sanders.

A visitation service will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Lloyd James Funeral Home.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, May 7, 2020


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Bill Coe

May 7, 2020

Just heard about Vernon's passing today. Vernon was very good to me and allowed me to live with he and Pat and gave me a job when I needed one. Couldn't have asked to be treated any better than what Vernon was to me. God bless all of you.

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