Essie Lee Shirley

Essie Lee Shirley
October 31,1925-March 16, 2016
BOWIE — Essie Lee Shirley, 90, Bowie, died on March 16, 2016, in Nocona, TX.
A funeral service will be March 21 at 11 a.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Little and the Rev. Keith Walls officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. before service time. Interment will be at Eastview Cemetery.
Shirley was born Oct. 31, 1925 in Bonham. She was the daughter of the late Jerry Lamar Fry and the late Adelia Barbara Ann Frazier Fry.
She worked for Texas State Optical as an optical technician for 18 years. She was of Apostolic Pentecostal Victory Church, Bowie playing the bass guitar in the church band.
She is survived by son, Loren Foster, Arlington; daughter, Barbara Seabolt, Duncan, OK; sisters, Roberta Barker, Duncan, OK. and Lillie Barker, Bowie; Three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by daughter Cleda Flint; brothers Odist, Oscar, Gene and J.L. Fry; and sisters Emmer Fry Morrison and Leona “Nook” Lethcher.
Memorials can be made to Victory Church, Bowie. Online condolences may be made to the family at
Arrangements entrusted to Sullivan Funeral Home.