Shirah obit

Joseph Rosevelt Shirah, age 76 of Chipley, FL passed from this life on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at his home surrounded by loving family.  He was born on September 11, 1940 to the late Joseph Washington Shirah and Cary Bell (Jones) Shirah in Black, AL.

Joe is a lifelong resident of the Chipley area where he owned his own lawn care service and he was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy of Chipley.

He is preceded in death by one sister, Josie Jordan, one half-brother, B.C. Jones.

Survivors include, his wife, Mary Lou Shirah of Chipley, FL, five sons, Billy Wayne Shirah and wife Charlotte of Bonifay, FL, Michael Lee Shirah of Chipley, FL, Bobby “PeeWee” Shirah and wife Sharon of Chipley, FL, Carl Joseph Shirah and wife Kristie of Chipley, FL, Scottie Dewitt Shirah of Chipley, FL, four sisters, Laverne Miles of Chipley, FL, Mary Griffin and husband Gerald of Wewa, FL, Gail Jones of Chipley, FL, Rosie Alexander of Chipley, FL, twelve grandchildren, Billy Joseph Shirah and wife Andala of Bonifay, FL, Hannah L. Shirah of Bonifay, FL, Samuel I. Shirah of Bonifay, FL, Ronda Kinkle and husband J.J. of Chipley, FL, Amy Collins and husband Kendrick of Tallahassee, FL, Alisha Weeks and husband Terry of Chipley, FL, Christian Heistand and husband Robert of Chipley, FL, Cody Griffin of Cottondale, FL, Tiffany Shirah of Chipley, FL, Ethan Shirah of Cottondale, FL, Bo Yon of Chipley, FL, Carl Joseph Shirah of Chipley, FL, Randy Shirah and wife Mea of Chipley, FL, Megan Shirah of Chipley, FL, eight great grandchildren, Alana Yon, Brayln MaFray, Peyton Shirah, Parker Shirah, Raylen Heistand, Little Robert Heistand, Harmoney Kinkle, Vonterious Couins and two soon to be great grandchildren, Hunter Rosevelt Shirah and Mary Elizabeth Shirah.

Family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Grace and Glory Church of Chipley, FL.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Grace and Glory Church of Chipley with Reverend Ernie Dupree and Reverend Mitchell Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow at Wachob Forest Lawn Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing.

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