May 26, 1941 ~ August 5, 2020

Born in: Tompkinsville, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Gene Autrey Shirley, age 79, of Glasgow, died Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at his home. He was born in Tompkinsville on May 26, 1941 to the late Lester Shirley and the late Ruth (Strode) Shirley. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mable (White) Shirley.

Mr. Shirley was the founder of Gene Shirley and Son Construction, Inc., and later served an integral role in the foundation of CRS Construction, Inc. as executive vice president, where he continued to work closely with and advise his son. He loved to garden, work on equipment, and spend time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Christopher Shirley (Rexanna) of Glasgow; two daughters, Karen Sue Wyatt (Sammy) of Bowling Green and Gail Gregory of Franklin; four sisters, Genell Shirley of Tompkinsville, Margie Wilson of Tompkinsville, Sylvia Dotson of Bunker Hill, IN, Carolyn Arnett (Sonny) of Tompkinsville; two brothers, Jackie Shirley (Wanda) and Danny Shirley (Stella), both of Glasgow; 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 9th at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Neal Cemetery at Flippin. Visitation will be 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Saturday and Sunday morning until time for services at the funeral home.

All those who wish to honor and remember Mr. Shirley in person at the visitation or service must wear a mask or other appropriate facial covering and practice physical distancing while inside the funeral home for the safety of those in attendance.

A.F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Shirley. Share your message of condolence with the family at


Visitation: August 8, 2020 3:00 pm - August 8, 2020 8:00 pm

A. F. Crow Funeral Home
201 E Washington St
Glasgow, KY 42141

Service: August 9, 2020 2:00 pm

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home
201 East Washington St.
Glasgow, KY 42141

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  1. So sorry for your loss. I dealt with Mr. Shirley numerous times and he was a great man and very honest with his business. A good person to call a friend. Your family is in our prayers…

  2. Rexanna, Chris, and Mabel, we are so sorry for your loss. He was a very nice man to work with, talk with, and just to hang out with. Please accept our condolences.
    Jim and Lora Garrett

  3. So sorry for your loss. Gene & his family were great neighbors to us. Prayers for the family. Dan & Becky Button

  4. So sorry for your loss. Gene was a good one and someone I very much enjoyed working with of projects!! My prayers for the family.

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