October 17, 1932 ~ August 21, 2021

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

Shirley Jean Morrison Bacon was born October 17, 1932, to the late Clarence George Morrison and Maggie Nora Goodman Morrison. She was born and raised in Barren County and graduated from Park City High School in 1950. She married Dexter Arnold Bacon, Jr, on September 2, 1950. During their marriage they lived in Temple Hill, Indianapolis, Japan, and Glasgow.

Shirley worked in various positions during her life, including a George J. Ellis waitress, a dental assistant, a secretary, a farm wife in Temple Hill, and a Data Processor at Sorensen, but her most cherished positions were serving our Lord Jesus Christ as a pastor’s wife, and being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Survivors include two sons, David (Sandy) of Bowling Green, KY, and Dan (Sharon) of Prospect, KY; four grandchildren, Kathryn Bacon Tracey (Mike) of New York City, NY, Alexa L. Bacon of Louisville, KY, Layne D. Bacon of Cincinnati, OH, and Seth M. Bacon of Louisville, KY; two great grandchildren, Jackson Dexter Tracey and Madelyn Martha Tracey both of New York City, NY; one sister, Jocille Wright of Louisville, KY; one sister-in-law, Marcella Morrison of Bowling Green, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Dexter Arnold Bacon, Jr; one sister Anna Jewel Morrison Clark; two brothers, Robert Wilson Morrison and Rev. Clarence George (“CG”) Morrison; three sisters-in-law, Velma L. Mayfield Morrison of Glasgow, KY, Elizabeth (“Betty”) Joyce Bacon Bowman, and Donnie Sue Richardson Bacon of Eighty Eight, KY: and four brothers-in-law Walter Woodrow (“Woody”) Clark of Frankfort, KY, James Edward (“Eddy”) Wright of Louisville, KY, Evans Bowman of Temple Hill, KY, and Joe Donald Bacon of Eighty Eight, KY.

Funeral service will be 1:00pm Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00pm and on Saturday from 10:00am until time for service at the funeral home. A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Bacon. Please share your condolence with the family at

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  1. So sorry for the family’s loss. Ms. Bacon was a beautiful person. Heaven truly gained a special Angel. God bless the family.

  2. We send our deepest sympathies to the family. May the Lord in His tender mercy grant his perfect peace to each of you as you mourn your loss. (I am a distant relative, a cousin of Mrs Bacon’s nephew and niece – Gerry and Melanie Bowman.)

  3. Dan,

    Mary Beth and I will keep your family in our prayers. Your Mom sounds like a wonderful woman and we hope your memories give you comfort in the days ahead.


  4. So sorry for the loss of your, mother. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

    Delane and Barbara Miller

  5. So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor for many years. She always had a smile and kind word for everyone.
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with all the family as they lay her to rest.

  6. Sister Shirley was a sweet lady and a devoted pastor’s wife. Rarely did you ever see Bro. Dexter without her by his side. It was our privilege at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis, to have him as our pastor. During that time I often had the chance to accompany her vocal solos on the piano – especially “The Hand of the Lord” and “He’s in the Midst.” Now, SHE’S in the midst – in the presence of the Lord. Rest In Peace Sister Shirley. Love and prayers to David & Danny and the whole Bacon-Morrison families. – Elder Jeff Moran

  7. I’m so sorry to read of Shirley’s passing. She was one of the sweet ladies that trained me for my first job in data processing at Sorensen’s. I was a senior at GHS, and greatly admired her. Shirley’s family and loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. So sorry to hear the news of Shirleys passing. She was a true soldier for the Lord. I loved to hear her sing “He’s in the Midst”. She’s made her journey home to our Lord and Saviour. Our loss is Heavens gain. Prayers going up for the family.

  9. So sorry to read of Shirley’s passing.She was a friend and coworker of long ago. Very nice lady.
    Thoughts and prayers to all.

  10. A very special lady I knew her from Dover Church & saw her several times at Highland Ridge Prayers for her family & friends

    Betty Sheffield Hurt

  11. We are very sorry for your loss. She was a very kind person, devoted wife, and Godly Christian woman. She always had a kind word to say and will be greatly missed.

    Peggy and Monte Botkin

  12. So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was such a special lady. Have heard her sing special songs in church many times, always beautifully done. Also had the privilege to sing with her in the choir that Jeff Sneed had at Glasgow several years ago and it was very special to me. Prayers for the whole family. I know she will be greatly missed.

    Donna Moran Gann

  13. So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing! She was such a beautiful lady both inside and out! Our deepest sympathy to David and Dan and all the rest of her family! Prayers for all!
    Johnny & Karen Miller

  14. So sad to hear of Shirley’s passing. Such a kind person with a sweet smile.
    Heartfelt sympathy to David, Danny &
    extended family. Rest In Peace sweet Shirley.

  15. My sympathies to the family. There are no words to describe what she has meant to my family over the years. I have known her all my life and she was a good woman. May God bless you and your family.

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