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Shirley Whitaker Henry

Ms. Shirley Whitaker Henry age 75 of Green Valley, AZ and a long-time resident of Lebanon passed away December 12, 2022.  Shirley was born in Rutherford County, August 3, 1947, daughter of the late Joe M. Whitaker and Audrey Vaden Whitaker.  She was a member of Barton’s Creek Baptist Church and retired from Dempsey, Vantrease and Follis CPAs where she worked as a CPA assistant.  She had been a resident of Arizona since 2018.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dana Smith-Sims.

She is survived by her significant other of thirty-years, Nathan “Bo” Cox; son, Jason Johnston; brother, Bill (Janice) Whitaker; bonus daughters:  Tracy Cunningham Weitzel, Courtney Cox Halbert; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 11 a.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Jon Ferguson officiating.  Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers:  Jeramye Whitaker, Buford and Bobby Byers, Jeff Hardison, Nathan Cox and Willie Brooks.  Visitation Friday 3-7 p.m. and Saturday 10-11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sherry’s Hope.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Terry ashe says:
    There never was a nicer person . We all had so much fun in the early years . Audrey was like my mother and Shirley and Bill were like bro and sister to me. Very sad day !
  2. Michelle Murrell says:
    Just a beautiful lady inside and out! She will be missed!