Champaign – Harvey "Ronnie" Shirley, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Carle Foundation Hospital.
There will be a visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Logan officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.
He was the beloved son to Harvey Shirley and Vivian Shirley, both deceased; beloved father to Sean M. Shirley and Kristopher L. Shirley; grandfather to Kehm W. Shirley; and a great friend to many.
Ronnie honorably served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Horne from 1966 to 1972. He was very active in the American Legion and held such positions as Post Commander, Champaign County Commander, Past 19th District Commander and Assistant Department Historian, and he was currently 4th Division Senior Vice-Commander.
Ron has lived almost his entire life in Champaign and will be remembered by his family, friends and loved ones always.
Condolences may be offered at www.owensfuneralhomes.com .