James Tony Shires – Obituary

By  | May 15, 2019 | Filed under: Bennett-May F.H., Obituaries
James Tony Shires of Pulaski passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2019 at St. Thomas West in Nashville, TN. He was born in Columbia, TN. on June 20, 1942 and was 76 years old.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all. He was a member of East Hill Church of Christ since 1967. Mr. Shires graduated from Columbia High School in 1960. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with honors and a degree in forestry. He served Giles, Maury, Lawrence and Marshall counties and retired from the State of Tennessee Forestry in 1999.

Memorial donations are suggested to Columbia Academy, 1101 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN. 3840l.

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 16th from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home and Crematory.

Visitation takes place on Friday, May 17th from 10:00am until the funeral service at 11:00am in the Chapel of Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Benderman, Bro. Terry Cordell and Bro. Johnathan Burns officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Oscar and Francis Ruth Tidwell Shires.
He is survived by his,
Wife of 55 years, Mary Louise Bone Shires of Pulaski
Son, Dan (Amanda) Shires of Columbia
Son, David Shires of Pulaski
Grandchildren, Courtney Shires, Wesley Andrew Spearman, Jeremy David Shires and Jeffery Ryan Shires
Three great-grandchildren
Brother, Michael Tidwell Shires of Columbia
Several nephews, nieces and many friends also survive.
Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home and Crematory in charge of arrangements for James Tony Shires.


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