Ryan Claude Shirley

Published 10:00 am Thursday, September 1, 2022

Ryan Claude Shirley, 50, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Climax Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen Webb officiating. Jimmy Enfinger, Stephen Phillips, Davey Womack, Mervin Barbree, Charles Hall, Brett Wilkinson, JD Poole, Roger Faircloth, Ramsey Simmons, Pete Emmons, Cecilia Willis, Jack Rich, Ed Robinson, and Glenn Shirley will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at The Reynolds Lodge of Southwind Plantation, 2907 Tallahassee Highway, Attapulgus, GA 39815 and immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.bryantfuneralga.com. Memorial donations may be made to Climax United Methodist Church, PO Box 96, Climax, GA 39834.

Ryan Claude Shirley was born November 3, 1971, in Bainbridge, Ga., the son of Claude, Jr. & Sally Lynn Shirley. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1990. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Ryan was member of First United Methodist Church.

Quick wit, smart mouth, comments and opinions about EVERYTHING. Politics but not politically correct. Bail bondsman but couldn’t seem to stay out of Facebook jail. The Pawn Shop. Georgia Bulldogs. Watches & coins. Winning big. Finding a bargain. The River. The “ride”, especially the Bronco. The chuckle. The smirk. Selfies & memes. His “girls”. Nicholas finally giving him a second vote. Family, friends, food. Mama’s boy. If you know, you know.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Beverly Atkinson Shirley; his children, Madelyn Shirley, Emma Ryan Shirley, and Nicholas & Taylor Knight; his granddaughter, Mary Ella; his father, Claude W. Shirley, Jr.; his brother, Russell Shirley; and a large extended family. Ryan was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Lynn Shirley.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)