Obituary of Larry Lee Shirley

Larry Lee Shirley, age 52, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Thursday, February 7, 2019, at his home, following a battle with cancer.

Larry was born September 6, 1966, in Fort Scott, KS, the son of Larry H. Shirley and Shirley (Thurston) Goltra.

He was a 1984 graduate of Ft. Scott High School. After graduation, he worked for B&D Distribution, Ft. Scott, then Mid-Continental Restoration, Ft. Scott. He then worked for Chamberlin Waterproofing, Kansas City, and belonged to BAC Local 15 Bricklayers Union.

Larry loved watching NASCAR races, the KC Chiefs, and the KC Royals. He also loved spending time with his family and many friends. He enjoyed fishing, riding his dune buggy and playing with his grandson, Easton.

Larry married the love of his life and best friend, Tami (Arnold) Shirley on May 1, 2018.

Survivors include his wife Tami Shirley of the home; his father, Larry H. Shirley, Independence, MO, and Sharon Shirley, Ft. Scott; his mother, Shirley Goltra and husband Tim, Ft. Scott; two sons, Codi Winningham and fiancé Jasmine Clayton, Ft. Scott, and Matthew Cassell of the home; one daughter, Skylar Felt and husband Tyler; one grandson, Easton Cox, Ft. Scott; one brother, Steven Weddle and Tricia, Ft. Scott; two sisters, Lisa Nation and husband Rick, and Tessa Feagins and husband Adam, all of Ft. Scott; mother-in-law Vicky Arnold, Ft. Scott; father-in-law Dale Arnold and wife Loretta, Ft. Scott; and brothers-in-law Troy Arnold and Trenton Arnold and spouses. Larry was loved by and survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as many special friends and co-workers.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lee and Iona Shirley; and maternal grandparents, Lester Thurston and Pearline Thurston Loubier.

There was cremation. The family will receive friends at a memorial visitation from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday evening, February 14th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Private family burial will take place at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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