Shirley Arlene Boddie, age 78, of Destin Florida, passed away on November 13, 2020. Shirley was born on November 23, 1941 in Moline, Illinois to Freda and Roy Sr. Lear.
Shirley was a graduate of the University of Illinois and a member of First United Methodist Church of Destin and was an active member of many church activities. She was a Civil Servant in the Military. Shirley loved Community Theatre, arts, and was a member of Stagecrafters. She also loved painting with watercolors, singing, and was known for her love of animals.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Roy Sr. and Freda Lear, her brother Roy “Sunny” Lear Jr.
Shirley is survived by her husband, General James Boddie Jr. (Retired Army), daughter Wendy Boddie, Destin FL, granddaughter Kristine Price, great-granddaughter Ava Price, great-grandson Cannon Roberts.
Services will be at McLaughlin Mortuary Chapel, 17 Chestnut Ave, Fort Walton Beach on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 2 pm, followed by interment at Destin Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be given to Alaqua Animal Refuge or SOCKS animal shelter in memory of Shirley Arlene Boddie. As Shirley loved all creatures great and small, rescuing numerous cats over the years. Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed or placed at www.mclaughlinmortuary.com.
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