Alva “Peanut” Shirley

Alva “Peanut” Shirley, son of the late James & JoNell Hamlett Shirley, was born October 11, 1957, in Kennett, MO and died on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in Kennett at the age of 61 years, 10 months, and 16 days. Peanut was a retired employee of Emerson Electric having worked there for 30 years.  Most recently, he worked as a cook for NHC of Kennett.

On January 16, 1977, in Clarkton, MO, he was united in marriage to Debbie Harrison. She survives of the home.

His other survivors include: Son, Jasper Shirley, and his wife, Brittany of Kennett; Grandchildren, Brent Jones, Jamie Reeves, and Ryleigh Reeves; Sister, Wendy Evans, and her husband, Kevin of Blytheville, AR; Brother-in-laws, Larry Harrison of Clarkton, Ronnie Harrison, and his wife, Toni of Malden, Ricky Harrison, and his wife, Hope of Kennett, Dr. Philip Harrison, and his wife, Tina, of Cape Girardeau, Scott Harrison, and his wife, Julie of Kennett; Sister-in-law, Patricia Bailey, and her husband, Mark of Clarkton and Phyllis Carnell, and her husband, Mark of Kennett; Special Friends, Roscoe Gray, and the late Ceal Gray, Thomas & Sandy Gray; other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Powell Funeral Chapel in Kennett from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Powell Funeral Chapel with Dr. Philip Harrison officiating.Interment will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Nick Tucker, Brent Jones, Torey Tice, Joe Bob Payne, Patrick Payne, & Steven Turner. Honorary Pallbearers will be Josiah Belew, Jax Belew, Leelyn Belew, & Connor Grace Gurley.