Shirley Lamerle Denby



Shirley Lamerle Denby, 80, of Tenaha, Texas passed away on July 24, 2019 in Center, Texas. She was born on October 13, 1938 in Buna, Texas to Conway Latham and Vivian McGowan Latham. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Shirley was born and raised in Buna, Texas. She graduated Buna High School. Later, Shirley was living in Beaumont, Texas, working as a restaurant manager, when she met the love of her life, Jack Denby, whom she married and spent over 30 years with until her passing. She enjoyed cooking for her family. Shirley especially loved her fur babies, her two dogs. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall in Center, Texas.


She is survived by her loving husband, Jack Denby; sons, Cregg Johnson, Quinn Johnson, Jerry Johnson, Bubba Johnson, David Denby; daughter, Darlene Denby; grandchildren, Lauren Johnson, Kelly Johnson; brothers, Jimmy Latham, Buddy Latham and wife, Cecile; sisters, Betty Cooling, Ginger Wells and husband, Donnie; brother-in-law, Bruce Denby and wife, Carolyn; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.


Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Conway Latham and Vivian McGowan Latham; sons, Jackie Wayne Denby, Steve Denby; father in law, C.R. Denby and wife, Versie; brother in laws, Weldon Denby and wife, Ruth, Cliff Denby Jr.; and sister in law, Beatrice Denby.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Mangum Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.


The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas.


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