The family was formerly from Adair County, KY.
Shirley was a retired cosmetologist, and a member of Windsor Forest Baptist Church where she volunteered and served on various committees for well over thirty years.
She enjoyed painting and reading, but her greatest joy in life was her family. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Surviving are her husband, Welby L. Stayton;
two sons, Michael and Bryan Stayton; one daughter Victoria Fields;
one brother, Curtis Sneed;
and five grandchildren, Taylor, Chase, Brandon Stayton and Anna Fields and Laura Stayton.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., followed by a brief service, on Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 at Hubert C. Baker Chapel located at 7415 Hodgson Memorial Drive with Dr. Jim Staubes officiating.
A private burial will be held at the Antioch cemetery located in Columbia, Kentucky.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials can be made in her honor to UT Medical Center Hospice Care located in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Memorial gifts can be made online or mailed to The Development Office, University of Tennessee Medical Center, 2121 Medical Center Way, Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37920.
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of local funeral arrangements.