Christopher Guy Shirley, 58, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 31, 2019, in Peoria, Arizona where he had resided for the past four years. He was born at Lodi Memorial Hospital on June 9, 1961. He graduated from Galt High School in 1979 and DeVry Institute in Phoenix in 1981 before returning to the Lodi/Galt area where he lived for most of his life.
Chris had his Contractor’s License and enjoyed building and remodeling houses. He did tunnel work in Hawaii and worked at a power plant in Pennsylvania, but could not wait to get back to the Lodi area. His last job was working for Robbins Overhead Door Co. in Galt. He enjoyed working on old cars, revving up the engines and lowering them; waterskiing, playing softball, watching NASCAR racing on TV, and hanging out with his friends and family.
Surviving Chris are his daughter, Macee Shirley (Ripon); stepsons Brannen and Cory Tindell, and Brannen’s son Christopher; father William D. Shirley and stepmother Cheryl (El Dorado Hills); mother Barbara K. Floyd and stepfather Sam (Buckeye, Ariz.); sister Monica Sproull and husband Bill; niece Jessica Sproull and nephew C.J. Sproull (all of Litchfield Park, Ariz.); grandmother Faye Shirley (Acampo); stepsister Mary Ledcke (Kentucky); stepbrothers Stephen Floyd (South Carolina) and Kevin Floyd (Kentucky); two aunts, three uncles, and a host of cousins.
A Celebration of Life for Chris will be held at a later date in Galt. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014, in Christopher Shirley’s name. All money received by them goes right back into the care of someone else.