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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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Shirley Josey, age 77, passed away on the afternoon of December 8, 2020 in Waco Texas. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville Texas. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery in Fort Hood Texas.
Shirley was born on December 23, 1942 in Corpus Christi to the late James Arnold Wittie and Olga Leota Culp. Shirley was lovingly raised by Raymond Wiggington and Arlee Wiggington, her aunt and uncle.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years Retired CSM Gary L Josey, her son Chance Josey, her daughter Brandi Stubbs, grandson Tyler Stubbs and his wife Ana, grandson Dalton Stubbs and his wife Sierra, great grandchildren Wesley and Ellie, Brothers Gary Wittie, Bobbly Seabolt, and Jimmy Seabolt, half sisters, and countless cousins, neices and nephews.
Shirley grew up in Cisco Texas where she graduated high school and after attended Cisco Jr College where she met the love of her life Gary. They were married August 31, 1963. They soon moved to Clifton Texas and began their family. Their son Chance was born January 23, 1968 and their daughter Brandi soon followed on April 4, 1969. Spending many years in Clifton Shirley made many lifelong friendships. Becoming a devoted Army wife their journey began. Moving to Waco Tx, Ft Bliss Tx, Ft Bragg NC, Woodbridge VA, back to Clifton TX, Austin Tx, then finally back to Waco TX. Shirley made every stop into a wonderful loving home for her husband and children. That was her top priority often driving their motorhome with children and dog in tow to meet Gary at his next assignment.
Shirley was incredibly proud of her 2 grandsons Tyler Jordan Stubbs and Dalton Layne Stubbs. She took great pride in that both grandsons followed their grandfathers footsteps into the US Army. She was overjoyed to receive the blessings of 2 Great Grandchildren Wesley Jordan Stubbs and Ellie Lynn Stubbs. She adored them tremendously.
She received her license in Cosmetology early on from MCC in Waco and blessed many people with her artistic talents as a hairdresser. She was often referred to as a magician and had a great passion for it.
Shirley loved all holidays and always dressed and decorated for every one. She loved anything with Texas stars on it, anything animal print and the Dallas Cowboys.
She will live on through all the many people she loved and touched during her wonderful life on earth.
Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to The American Heart Association - heart.org and Paralyzed Veterans of America - pva.org.
In memory of her set out a poinsetta or hang Christmas lights. This was absolutely her favorite time of year.