Robert Shirley passed away in the late hours of November 21, 2021, in Tucson, Arizona. Robert was born on Friday, July 31, 1953, in Safford, Arizona to Leonard & Dorothy Priest Shirley. As a child growing up in Safford, he liked to be outside doing outdoor activities.
He graduated from Safford High School and afterwards enlisted in the United States Army. He later became a Correctional Officer and advanced to become a COIII Department of Corrections Counselor.
Robert married Gloria Jean Soto and together they had a son Clinton Shirley, and two step-sons Scott & Troy Soto. He was a loving father and grandfather who will be missed very much by all who know and loved him.
Robert leaves behind his son Clinton Shirley, daughter-in-law Devona Shirley, his grandchildren Selena Gomez, Angelique Gomez, and David Gomez, Jr., and his great-grandchildren Houston Gomez, Elliot Gomez, Stephen Delgado, Jr, Scott Soto, Ashley Soto, Christopher Soto, Brittany Soto, Anthony Soto, Troy Soto, Mary Soto, Briseis Trujillo, Isabel Trujillo, Alexis Soto, Eva Rose Soto, and Troy’s wife Marsella Soto.
Viewing will be from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel.
Arrangements are being cared for by McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel located at 112 E. Main Street, Safford, Arizona 85546, 928-428-1740, www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.