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Services

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Richard Paul Shires

December 31, 1963 ~ September 10, 2019

Services will be held: September 14, 2019

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Stephen Lee Hester

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Services will be held: September 13, 2019

Marie Rose Parker

July 5, 1927 ~ September 10, 2019

Services will be held: September 15, 2019

Betty Jane Bouquin

June 4, 1930 ~ September 11, 2019

Services will be held: September 14, 2019

Maria Masbate Glenn

04/02/1946 ~ September 7, 2019

Services will be held:

Margaret Blanche Upchurch

Aug. 17, 1923 ~ Aug. 24, 2019.

Services will be held: September 15, 2019

Horace R. Miller

January 17, 1931 ~ September 7, 2019

Services will be held: September 12, 2019

Frances Carole Fuller Nicholson

4/6/1940 ~ 9/7/2019

Services will be held: September 10, 2019

Richard Paul Shires



Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

December 31, 1963 ~ September 10, 2019

In loving memory of Richard “Paul” Shires, 55, who passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
Born in Raleigh on December 31, 1963 to William Archer and Katherine Myers Shires, Paul was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 6. After years of radiation and chemo he went into remission, relapsing only once. In July, Paul was diagnosed with glioblastoma. He had completed his first treatment of radiation and chemo Monday.

Paul was an avid Tarheel fan. He loved music from Allison Krause to LED Zeppelin. During the majority of his career as a CAD Technician, he helped design airports and began a love of airplanes.

Paul was predeceased by his parents William Archer Shires and Katherine Shires Bussa. He is survived by his step-mother, Nancy Shires of Greenville; brother, Kenneth (Terri) of Hillsborough; sister, Beth Knight (Bill) of Allen, TX; nephew, Brandon Knight; nieces, Sarah Holmes (Chris) and Jessica Bunn (Eric); and his longtime love, Elizabeth Huber.

Visitation will be held at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 14, 2019. Memorial service will follow visitation at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home chapel at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.


Visitation

September 14, 2019

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC

Service

September 14, 2019

2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC

Guestbook

  1. Tom Quinn

    Paul Rest In Peace!!

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  2. Harriet and Caleb Cates

    Prayers and love to the family.

  3. Brett Allan

    Rest In Peace Paul, you will be missed. I am extremely privileged to have know you.

  4. Dain Riley

    Paul worked with our group planning and designing Airports. He was a dependable and hard working person. He was once the Employee of the Year for our firm. I’m very glad I got to know and work with Paul.

  5. David and Lauren Fromwiller

    Paul was a kind man who always greeted us with a smile and a hug. He will be greatly missed.

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