He has recently worked tirelessly to establish better healthcare in the Mississippi Delta.
In 2010 he founded the HealthConnect program, an idea that originated in Iran, that sends doctors and nurses to poor homes to help prevent unnecessary ER visits.
Dr. Shirley has received numerous awards for his lifetime of service. He was married to Dr. Ollye Shirley, they have four children.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Dr. Shirley was 81.
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