Ernest “Ernie” Siebert Shirley

September 26, 1926 - December 26, 2017
Ernest “Ernie” Siebert Shirley

Ernie  Shirley, 91, of Leland, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Wilmington. He was the beloved husband of 69 ½ years of Dorothy Lela Short Shirley.

Born in Washington County, Maryland, September 26, 1926, a son of the late Ernest Cecil and Mildred Gossard Shirley, he had been a veteran of World War II having served in the SeaBees of the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific Theater. He was a member of the American Legion and attended  the North Brunswick Fellowship Church.

Besides his wife Dorothy, Siebert is survived by his daughter, Linda Y. Shirley of Mulberry, FL; his sons, Alan M. Shirley and his wife Velvyn of Leland, and Curtis W. Shirley and his wife Rebecca of Buhl, AL; his 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Doris Wolfensberger and brother, Frederick S. Shirley.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later time.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451.


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