Mr. Shirley McGhee, age 74 of LaFollette, passed away peacefully with family by his side on November 13, 2020. He was a lifelong Baptist and was saved at an early age. Shirley’s favorite past times were listening to gospel music and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves on TV. He had the sweetest of souls and will be sorely missed.
Shirley could be found regularly at his favorite table of the Subway inside of Wal-Mart, where he would read the sports section of the newspaper while enjoying a diet Coke and a 3 Musketeers bar. Once finished, Shirley loved to visit the watch and clock departments of the store. His final stop would be at the pharmacy where he would chat with friend Daniel Johnson. The family would like to thank the employees of Wal-Mart for the kindness they showed to Shirley.
The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the ICU staff at Tennova LaFollette Medical Center, Dr. Murugesen Dhandapani, and Dr. Elie Mansour for the compassionate level of care they gave Shirley. The family would also like to express their gratitude to West LaFollette Baptist Church for their prayers and kindness; and the family is deeply thankful to all other friends for their prayers and concern.
Shirley was preceded in death by his parents, Bailey and Bessie Hatfield McGhee, brothers Clifton McGhee and Hildred (Sonny) McGhee, and sister Clara McGhee Prim. He is survived by devoted sisters Margie McGhee and Patricia McGhee of LaFollette, and Lula Belle (James) Meredith of GA; brothers Hobert (Jewell) McGhee of Jacksboro, and Glenn (Brenda) McGhee of OH; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1: pm on Monday November 16, 2020 at Campbell Memorial Gardens with Rev. Sampson Ridenour and Bro. Jerry Crutchfield officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends make a donation to their favorite charity in Shirley’s memory.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions the family ask that anyone attending please wear a mask.
The family has entrusted the care of Mr. Shirley McGhee to Martin Wilson Funeral Home”Where families matter most”
Mr. McGhee’s guestbook may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com
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