Ronald Ray Shirley

Ronald Ray Shirley, 71, of Cleveland Texas passed away on Thursday February 13, 2020. Ronald was born on June 23, 1948 to parents Robert and Iris Shirley who preceded him in death along with his sisters Betty Jo Leonard and Lila Jean Dillard.

Mr. Shirley owned and operated Shirley & Sons Construction for over 50 years. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 54 years Juanita Shirley; daughter, Christine Shippey; sons, Ronald Shirley II, and Robert Shirley; grandchildren, Dustin and Clint Shippey, Meghan, Trace, Rebekah, and Ryan Shirley; brother, Grover Shirley; sister, Charlene Lafitte; many other nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Visitation was held 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Saturday February 15, 2020 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Funeral services were held at Cornerstone Church Sunday February 16, 2020 at 3PM Officiated by Pastor Robert Wilson and Pastor Timothy McGee followed by a grave site service at Ryan Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers: Fran Collins, Ken Ellington, Doug LeJeune, Steve LeJeune, Leonard Parker, Bo Whitton, Buck Hicks, David Morris and Darrell Hollingsworth.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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