Harvey Miles Shirley


Funeral services for Harvey Miles Shirley will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at 11 a.m., at The Episcopal Church of the Mediator with the Rev. Morris K. Thompson III officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Inurnment will be in the church courtyard columbarium immediately following the services.
Mr. Shirley, 76, of Meridian, passed away at his home in the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.
Harvey was born and raised in Quitman, Miss., and graduated from Quitman High School. He was a multi-sport athlete, and accepted a scholarship to play baseball at the University of Mississippi. Harvey married Marcia Jan Kimbrell from Meridian while at Ole Miss, and they started their family while living in student housing. Upon graduating with an accounting degree, Harvey moved his young family to Houston, Texas. After a few years, and another baby, the lure of home was strong and they settled in Meridian, where a third child completed the Shirley household. Harvey was a well-respected businessman in the community, managing Cloverleaf Shopping Center and the proprietor of Cloverleaf Package Store for over forty years. He was a member of the Optimist Club and was involved as a coach in youth baseball for many years.
The Shirley's have been faithful members of The Church of the Mediator since 1971, and Harvey was a member of the choir for decades. Harvey was an avid Ole Miss fan, and loved attending baseball and football games on campus. He was a genuinely friendly and gentle man, and leaves behind many close, life-long friends, and countless others he knew through business, church, and life in the community.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Marcia K. Shirley; his children, Cindy McGinnis (Jim), Kimberly Bolin (Printz), and Miles Shirley Jr. (Hayley); his grandchildren, Menton Deweese (Matthew), Davis McGinnis (Karli), Caroline McGinnis, Tripp Bolin, Miles Bolin, Sarah Paige Shirley, and Conner Shirley; great-granddaughter, Ella Gray Deweese; and sister, Ruby S. Graham.
Mr. Shirley was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Shirley; his brothers, Jimmy Shirley and Johnny Shirley, and sister, Sarah S. Long.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. George Arrington, Gerald Mitchell, Wink Glover, Marty Davidson, Brock Shirley, David Shirley, Will Uithoven, Jay Ziller and Charles Ray.
Memorials may be made to The Church of the Mediator youth pilgrimage or to The Harvey M. and Marcia K. Shirley Scholarship Fund at the University of Mississippi.
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Doug and Amy Ware
Sep 18, 2019
Marcia, Cindy, Kimberly, Jim and the rest of the family,

We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Harvey’s untimely passing. He was our friend and we always looked forward to seeing him and y’all at the tailgate. You are in our prayers and May GOD comfort you in this time of sadness.
Rosemary (Gray) Stephens
Sep 14, 2019
I am so saddened to hear of Harvey's passing. He will be missed. My prayers for love, light, peace, and comfort to Marcia, Cindy, Kimberly, Miles, and all the Shirley family!!!
Thomas Warner
Sep 12, 2019
Serenity Wreath was purchased for the family of Harvey Miles Shirley by Thomas Warner.  Send flowers
Robbie Williams
Sep 11, 2019
Love and prayers for your whole family.
Charles Floyd and Helen Tester
Sep 11, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. We are keeping you in our prayers!
Bill and Harriette Carney
Sep 11, 2019
As my dad described Marsha's dad...Roland...we can say the same for Harvey...A prince of a fellow! Harriette Carney