Shirley Weichlein, 80, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Oakwood Community Living Center. Born August 1, 1935 to the late Lesley L. and Lilly Hancock Bayfield, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was also preceded in death by her brother Lesley Bayfield of Cambridge, England.
Shirley married Bill Weichlein in 1954 during the Korean War in Cambridge, England while he was serving in the United States Air Force. They originally settled in Kokomo, Indiana and then moved to Salem, Illinois and later Dyersburg, Tennessee; both with World Color Press.
In 1993 the couple retired to Pahrump, Nevada but ultimately decided to call Dyersburg home.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, William J. Weichlein; 1 daughter, Leslie A. Larson and husband Shawn of Gallatin; 1 son, Mark D. Weichlein and wife Sharon of Dyersburg; 1 brother, Ralph Bayfield, of England; 5 grandchildren, Kao Organ, Christian Clark, Taylor Larson, Sydney Larson, Anthony Hertel and wife Jeanna and 2 great-grandchildren, Xavier Hertel and Xander Hertel.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Alzheimers Foundation @ alz.org or the Dyer County Cancer Fund
Arrangements entrusted to Curry Funeral Home, 1984 St. John Avenue, Dyersburg, TN 38024. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.curryfuneral.com.