February 18, 1944 ~ April 12, 2021

Born in: Glasgow, Kentucky
Resided in: Glasgow, Kentucky

Howard Shirley, Sr., 77, of Glasgow passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Howard was born in Barren County on February 18, 1944, to the late Hugh Shirley and Bernice Jessie Shirley. Mr. Shirley was a lifetime farmer and will be missed by all that knew him. He departed life doing what he loved best.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Wooten Shirley of Glasgow, three sons, Robert Howard Shirley, Jr (Jolee) of Bowling Green, KY, Christopher Shirley (Melinda) of Glasgow, KY, and Tommy Shirley (Stacey) of Glasgow, KY; one daughter, Rita Shirley of Glasgow, Ky; grandchildren, Samantha Shirley Willian (Andrew), Jessica Bernice Shirley (Michael), Owen Crain, Adam Shirley, Jakob Shirley (Cammie Pitcock), Joshua Shirley, Zachary Carver, and Star Spray (James); Three great grandchildren; 9 brothers & sisters; 3 sister in laws.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 2 brothers.

Funeral service for Howard Shirley, Sr. will be 2:00pm Friday, April 16th at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday from 11:00am until time for service at the funeral home.

A.F. Crow is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Howard Shirley, Sr. Please share your condolence with the family at

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  1. Debbie Heffner-so sad to hear of Howard passing. He was a wonderful & caring person. Sending hugs and prayers to his family

  2. One of the greatest Men I’ve ever been blessed to know! Peace be with you Uncle Howard. Prayers to the family ❤️🙏🏼🌹

  3. Uncle Howard will be deeply missed by many! Every memory I have of Uncle Howard will be in my heart always as he lovingly gave them to me. Always letting me come visit him and Aunt Myrtle. Never once not letting me follow him to the milk barn or to a field letting me ride with him on the tractor.

  4. My prayers are with each of the Family. Howard and Myrtle are absolutely wonderful people. Hate this so much loved this family.

  5. You are a very loved man and will be missed. Thank you for being the man you helped me to be. Billy England

  6. So sorry for your loss. He was a good man. I know that you all will miss him so much. God made a good man! Praying for you all. So blessed to have known him. And his sweet family.

  7. Myrtle & Children,Please know that our Thoughts & Prayers are with you all at this time,Howard was one of the Best,Always Treated Us like Family,he will be sadly missed,but fondly remembered….lou & jessie

  8. So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. He was a wonderful man. Love and prayers to the family.

  9. SO sorry to learn of cousin Howards death, he was a great man, not around him a lot, when i was , he was always a joy to talk to, he will greatly be missed. Louis Jr Bennett

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