Shirley Fender, age 86, Erwin, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at her home. She was a life-long resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Spencer and Ethel Chandler Hoyle.
Shirley retired from Morrill Motors after many years of service. She was a member of Higgins Chapel Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Fender; one son, David Fender; four brothers and five sisters.
Shirley leaves behind to cherish her memory, two sons: Ronnie Fender (Nancy), Donald Fender (Brenda); four daughters: Lucille Ennis (Robert), Wilma Willis (Jeff), Priscilla Rice, Ruth Willis (Brad); one sister, Phyllis Hoyle; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, March 1, 2021 at Upper Higgins Creek Cemetery. Rev. Brad Willis will officiate. Pallbearers will be Matt Shell, Bobby Hensley, Pat Dewitt, Steve Davidson, Ronnie Fender, Brandon Fender, J.J. Rogers, and Cody Rogers. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:55 PM Monday.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Fender family at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Fender family. (423) 743-1380.
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