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Charles Shirley, 80, Cane Valley, KY (1943-2024)

Charles Shirley of Cane Valley died Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 2:30 A.M. at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. He was 80 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amCT on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Cane Valley Christian Church, 2250 Cane Valley Road, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Godfrey Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Cane Valley Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating.

Visitation is requested after 4pmCT on Monday, and from 6amCT until 8:30amCT on Tuesday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, and will continue after 9amCT on Tuesday at Cane Valley Christian Church. Masonic rites will be held on Monday at 7pmCT at the funeral home.

He was born February 15, 1943, in Adair County, to the late Dewey and Zada Moss Shirley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen, Wayne and Ernest Shirley and three sisters, Edith Phillips, Beatrice Brock and Voyce Burris.

Charles was a member of Cane Valley Christian Church, retired from Columbia Utilities, owner of C&C Antiques, a member of Columbia Lodge #96, a former member of the Columbia-Adair County JayCees where he was very active in the Adair County Fair, serving as Horse Race Announcer and Ringmaster for the Horse Shows and loved to play croquet and pool.

Survivors include:
  • His wife - Carol Sneed Shirley of Cane Valley
  • One daughter - Sharon Blair of Greensburg
  • One son - Larry Shirley of Cane Valley
  • Two grandchildren - Amanda Giles (Troy Kays) and Joseph Smith (Taylor)
  • Seven great-grandchildren - Kylie, Landon, Nevaeh, Colton, Max, Olivia and Hudson
  • Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to St. Jude Children's Hospital which can be left at the funeral home

Casket Bearers: Donnie Burris, Harold Shirley, Jerlyn Spires, Troy Kays, Joseph Smith, Jamie Cole, Joe Rogers, Marshall Sneed

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Charles Shirley, 80, Cane Valley, KY (1943-2024)

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