September 30, 1963 ~ January 11, 2021

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Kenny Ray Shirel, 57, of Owensboro passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Owensboro on September 30, 1963 to the late Junior Boone. Kenny’s favorite pastime was fishing.

Along with his father, Kenny is preceded in death by his brothers, Wally and Jerry.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Sherrie Ann Shirel; his children, Ashley (Wayne) Shirel, Christopher Jacobson, and Savanna (Chris) Mendoza; and 4 grandchildren, Sophia, Noah, Emberlynne, and Easton.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Shirel. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Kenny Ray Shirel and sign his virtual guestbook by going to

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  1. Kenny you will sadly be missed by your family we loved you very much. Now you are in no pain and suffering and I thank God above for that. I know your mom is grieving (Sue Boone) and your siblings Veronica, Lulu, Charlie, and Ricky. They are torn apart about this and they Love you very much

    • I don’t know you. That goes to show, you are not family. The siblings and mother you listed had no contact with this man while he was alive. Do not disgrace his passing by claiming someone his own kids don’t know and his siblings are just so torn up about his passing. If they cared, why are they waiting until now to show it? They didnt/dont care and their public cries of “oh me” make his actual son sick to his stomach.

  2. Kenny we all love you very much. You will sadly be missed. I know mom loves you so very much. Miss you. Your Sister

  3. Dad, I love you. I know how you felt about your family and I respected your wishes the best I could by not letting them know of your passing. I know how hard these past few months have been. I know that you know I did all I could to help you. Mom, Emberlynne, and I miss you so much, but we all know you are better and not in anymore pain.

  4. Your comments are not needed or wanted. The family this man knew was listed in the obituary. The others are nothing but strangers. Worse than strangers. Stole everything this man owned 6 months before his passing and now want to claim how heart-broken they are in the most public way possible. God knows the person you are, not the fake words you type on your device. Kindly let this man rest in peace. Lord knows half those commenting did the opposite while he was living.

  5. Love you dad. All the things I wanted to say to you, I’m too late. They will pass with you until we meet again. Doubt I’ll see mom or your daughters there or much anymore here. This dysfunctional family has done an amazing job for 31 years of showing I wasn’t truly wanted. Thought you’d like to know, since you’ve passed, I’ve reached out to mom a couple times. Ive gotten the cold/downright rude shoulder just like when you were alive. It made my wife more upset than it did me as I’m used to it, she isn’t yet. My sister gets hugged deeply n told how much she’s loved. I got a “see ya” the first time and nothing the second. I will continue on as if this life is fair and do what I can to make you proud though I failed miserably while you lived. There were several things I wanted to say while you lay in the hosp bed but all I could muster was an I love you. I wish we had the opportunity to sit down and talk about everything and for that I will forever be sorry and carry a burden until the day I meet you again. I’ll end the way I started. Love you, dad.

    • I dont who you think you are but you got the whole thing wrong he put his family out. The last words he told me will stick with me forever and nobody in family stole his stuff. My brother was a man I look up to in life if I remember Wright he lived with my mother in her trailer for the last 4years and lived in a home that she gave him but who ever you are need to get facts straight Kenny love and will miss you forever brother…..

  6. On God know what you had biggest part was stole from Junior and we didnt cut you out of our lives we were all cut out. And the last 4 years I know he lived with my mother.

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