Graveside rites for Phillip Keith Shirley, 53, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Foster Cemetery with Rev. Ed Wise officiating.

The son of the late Aubrey Shirley and Anita Sue (Ledbetter) Shirley, Phillip was born June 30, 1959, in Wynnewood, and passed away on June 26, 2013, at his Ardmore residence.

He and the former Carmelita Parker were married on Dec. 4, 2010, in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

A resident of southern Oklahoma all of his life, Phillip grew up in the Fox and Ratliff City area. He graduated from Fox High School. Phillip had worked for the city of Ardmore where he did maintenance work at the Lake View Golf Course. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and yard work.

He is survived by his wife, Carmelita Shirley of the home; stepchildren Rachael, Michael and Janis Jordan; brother Kirk Douglas "Corkey" Shirley; sisters Janet Lea Morrow and Anita Kay O'Steen and husband Don; and four grandchildren, Gabriel and Elijah Ozment and Christina and Hailey Jordan.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Casper Warren, Brendon O'Steen, Sandy Ashley, Jacky Dennis, Mike Warren and Kelby Moore. Honorary bearers will be Buddy Pryor, Billy Dennis and Doug.

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