Shirley Ann Corley: What Happened To George Jones’ Ex-wife?

Shirley Ann Corley

Shirley Ann Corley is the ex-wife of the late George Glenn Jones. Shirley’s former husband was an American country musician, singer, and songwriter. He is known for his hit records including his song “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. He is regarded as one of the most influential, successful, and finest country music singers of all time. He was given the nickname “No-Show Jones” after missing numerous concerts.

Shirley Ann Corley: Bio Summary

NameShirley Ann Corley
Gender Female
Famous asex-wife of George Jones
Date of birth 17 August 1936
Died 20 February 1991 (aged 54)
Nationality American
Parents Chaude Bryan Corley and Cecile Bell Brittain Scates
Spouse George Jones, John Clifton
Children Bryan Jones and Jeffrey Jones

Who Is George Jones’ Ex-wife, Shirley?

Shirley Ann Corley was born on 17 August 1936, in Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas, USA. Her parents are Chaude Bryan Corley and Cecile Bell Brittain Scates. She has a half-sibling called Jimmy Scates. She may have other siblings but nothing is known about them. There isn’t much information regarding her upbringing and family background.

Shirley Ann Corley’s educational background and qualifications are unknown. She was a celebrity spouse, married to George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013). How, where, and when she met George, the man who would become her husband is unknown. After they were in a relationship for some time, they got convinced to become husband and wife.

George proposed to Shirley and she accepted. Shirley Ann Corley and George Jones beautifully got married on September 14, 1954, in Houston, Harris Co., Texas. They welcomed two children into the world. They named their children Bryan Jones and Jeffrey Jones. Although Shirley at the time was married to George, she still lived a private life. She made it a point to stay out of the public eye.

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Unfortunately, Shirley Ann Corley and George Jones’ marriage couldn’t survive at some point and it ended sooner than expected. They got divorced on June 11, 1968. They were married for 13 years. After the divorce, Shirley went on to marry John Clifton (13 May 1918 – 30 May 1985). George also got married to Tammy Wynette born Virginia Wynette Pugh.

Tammy was a singer, songwriter, author, and actress. George and Tammy married on February 16, 1969, in Ringgold, Georgia. Their marriage ended and the divorce was finalized in 1975. After Tammy, George married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado. They were married until George passed away.

What Happened To George Jones’ Ex-wife?

George Jones’ ex-wife Shirley Ann Corley passed away on 20 February 1991, in Vidor, Orange County, Texas, USA. She was at the age of 54 when she died. She was buried in Restlawn Memorial Park, Vidor, Orange, Texas, United States. The cause of her death is unknown. Her ex-husband George Jones died on April 26, 2013, at age 81, in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. after being admitted to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a fever and irregular blood pressure. He died from hypoxic respiratory failure.

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