Blake Shirley



Allen Blake Shirley, 32, passed away October 5, 2018. He was born

January 7, 1986 the son of Rex Allen Shirley Jr. and the late, Belinda Gray Todd Shirley. Blake was born with cerebral palsy and had a love for music and singing. He loved his family and was an avid NASCAR and Duke Basketball fan. Blake was a graduate of Greene Central High School.

His surviving family includes his father, Rex Allen Shirley Jr. and wife, Lisa of Hookerton; paternal grandmother, Mary Alice Shirley of Hookerton; maternal grandmother, Brenda Riley of Ormondsville; a sister, Rachel Cox and husband, Bobby of Grifton; brothers, Tyler Steven Shirley and friend, Megan Ham and Colby Shirley and fiancé Hannah Smith all of Hookerton; step-sisters, Brandi Holland and husband Josh, Brianna Jones and fiancé Ricky Shefka, and Briley Jones; special uncle, Randell “Randy” Shirley of Hookerton; a special aunt, Gina Grant of Ormondsville; and a special niece, Jordan Cox. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Rex Allen Shirley Sr.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, October 10, at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service with the Reverend Roger Tripp and Brandon Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Farmville.

The Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 – 8 PM at the funeral home and other times at the family residence. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be sent to Easterseals UCP, 5171 Glenwood Avenue Suite 211, Raleigh, NC 27612. Online condolences may be sent to