Former Anderson Mayor Richard Shirley has passed away


Long time Clerk of Court and Former Anderson Mayor Richard Shirley passed away
Thursday morning at 1 am after suffering cardiac arrest at his residence.
The Anderson Fire Department, Anderson Police Department, Anderson County EMS
and Medshore EMS responded to the 911 call around 11:19 Wednesday night to Mr. Shirley’s residence.
According to Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore, upon arrival of first responders Mr. Shirley was found in cardiac arrest.
EMS personnel and other responder’s-initiated resuscitation efforts on Mr. Shirley and
transported him to AnMed where he was pronounced deceased.
Shore stated that Richard Shirley has been a long-time public servant for
Anderson County and a friend to all that knew him. The death of Richard Shirly will
definitely have an impact on our community and he will be sadly missed.
Funeral arrangements have not been determined at this time and Shore request’s
that everyone keep his family in their thoughts and prayers.