Shirley Ann Witte Josey, age 77, passed away on the afternoon of December 8, 2020 in Waco Texas.

Funeral services will be
1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Scotts Funeral Home in Gatesville Texas. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery in Fort Hood Texas.

Shirley was born on
December 23, 1942, in Corpus Christi to the late James Arnold Wittie and Olga Leota Culp. Shirley was lovingly raised by Raymond Wiggington and Arlee Wiggington, her aunt and uncle.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years Retired CSM Gary L Josey, her son Chance Josey, her daughter Brandi Stubbs, grandson Tyler Stubbs and his wife Ana, grandson Dalton Stubbs and his wife Sierra, great-grandchildren Wesley and Ellie, Brothers Gary Wittie, Bobbly Seabolt, and Jimmy Seabolt, half-sisters, and countless cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Shirley grew up in Cisco
Texas where she graduated high school and after attended Cisco Jr College where she met the love of her life, Gary. They were married on August 31, 1963. They soon moved to Clifton Texas and began their family. Their son Chance was born January 23, 1968, and their daughter Brandi soon followed on April 4, 1969.

Spending many years in Clifton Shirley made many lifelong friendships. Becoming devoted Army wife their journey began. Moving to
Waco Tx, Ft Bliss Tx, Ft Bragg NC, Woodbridge VA, back to Clifton TX, Austin Tx, then finally back to Waco TX.

Shirley made every stop into a wonderful loving home for her husband and children. That was her top priority often driving their motorhome with children and dog in tow to meet Gary at his next assignment.

Shirley was incredibly proud of her 2 grandsons Tyler Jordan Stubbs and Dalton Layne Stubbs. She took great pride in that both grandsons followed their grandfather's footsteps into the US Army. She was overjoyed to receive the blessings of 2 Great Grandchildren Wesley Jordan Stubbs and Ellie Lynn Stubbs. She adored them tremendously.

She received her license in Cosmetology early on from MCC in
Waco and blessed many people with her artistic talents as a hairdresser. She was often referred to as a magician and had a great passion for it.

Shirley loved all holidays and always dressed and decorated for every one of them. She loved anything with Texas stars on it, anything animal print, and the Dallas Cowboys.

She will live on through all the many people she loved and touched during her wonderful life on earth.

Courtesy of Scott's Funeral Home,
Gatesville, Texas.


 Shirley Ann <I>Wittie</I> Josey