TV show star Ron Shirley lost his son Harley Alexander AKA “Big Shur” or “Alex” in February 2022. He appeared on truTV’s “Lizard Lick Towing” from 2011 to 2014 but after the show reached out to their fans via social media posts. The news of the death again turned attention towards his life and his family.
Keep on scrolling down this article to learn more about him.
How Did Ron Shirley Son Harley Alexander Shirley Die?
According to The Sun, Ron Shirley’s son Harley Alexander died after getting fatally shot at a North Carolina gas station on 17 February 2022 after attending a memorial balloon release. The shooting reportedly took place on the front lawn and then several men jumped into a car and drove away.
Harley Shirley was pronounced dead at the scene, on N.C. Highway 42 and Cornwallis Road. Jason Shirley, Harley’s uncle, has said he is offering a $25,000 reward for information regarding his nephew’s death.
Ron confirmed the news of Harley’s death on his Facebook. He wrote, “He’s at peace now – waiting on the rest of us to arrive at those gates- we will be there soon Big Shur – and will always cherish the times we had while you were with us son —”
In Harley’s last video to Instagram, he was seen in a car with his mother Kristi Lee at the wheel.
On Instagram, Ron wrote, “Hey even though you can’t read this maybe you can feel the moment @thealexshirley so many people came here with us today because of you. In my life you were one of the funniest and tender-hearted people I know – in your passing you’re still making a diff making people smile and giving them a chance to come home – for eternity- the rest is up to then.”
Fans started paying tribute to Harley after they heard the news of his death. One fan wrote, “I’m so sorry for your loss Ron, to you and your family. He’s watching you from above, he’s in a better world now”. Another wrote, “I’ve watched y’all since y’all’s first episode and this hit at home. Almost like I’ve known y’all all my life. Sorry for your loss brother!”.
Where Is Ron Shirley Now?
Ron Shirley is still working on his company Lizard Lick Towing & Recovery. He also posts TikTok videos on his Instagram which also regularly features his wife Amy Shirley. He still lives with his wife in Lizard Lick, North Carolina.
Ron Shirley Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ron Shirley has a net worth under $4.5 million.
He is currently serving as the president of Lizard Lick Towing & Recovery. It is a locally owned and operated towing company located in Lizard Lick. Ron started Lizard Lick Towing in 1998 with a single truck. In 10 years, the company grew to 15 staff members and a fleet of 20 trucks.
Ron and his company are also involved in charity work and work with organizations such as Hunt For A Cause, Speedway Children’s Charities, the American Cancer Society, and many more.
Furthermore, Ron is a devout Christian and has written a blog about his journey on doing god’s work. He also helps run The Eastern Chapter of Dirt Church. He and his church stop in the fields, homes, and workplaces to preach the gospel.
Ron Shirley Wife
Ron Shirley is currently married to Amy Vaughan Shirley (@amyshirley4).
Born on 4 May 1980 in Wake Forest, North Carolina, Amy is best known for her athletic prowess. Throughout high school. she was always into aerobics and cheerleading as well as gymnastics and became an immense cardio freak.
Amy began powerlifting in 2002 and it was around that time she met her husband Ron. Ron and Amy have been married since 2004. On 29 October 2021, the pair celebrated their 17the wedding anniversary. They are parents to three children — Gabe, Alex, Maggie.
Harley aka Alex was very close to his stepmother Amy. After Harley’s death, Amy posted a video of him doing a goofy dance. In her FB post, she wrote in one part, “if you did not know Alex this would sum of his funny, always making us lol personality, he never left a room without saying I love you mammie or giving me the biggest hug to everyone there, not just me!”
Ron had his son with his ex-wife/partner Kristi Lee (@kristi.l.godwin). Kristi is a tattoo enthusiast and a female bodybuilder. In October 2021, she announced on her Facebook, “If you or anyone you know in the Raleigh area needs a personal loan please let me know!” while posting the poster of Century Finance based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
How Old Is Ron Shirley?
According to Famous Birthdays, Ron Shirley was born on 12 April 1972. As of February 2022, he is 49 years old.
Ron Shirley Height
In January 2011, Ron Shirley responded to one comment from a fan who wanted to know how tall he and his friend Bobby was. He answered that he measures tall at 6 feet 1 inch while his friend stands tall at 6 feet 5 inches.
Ron Shirley Accident
Ron Shirley certainly had a few accidents but his friend Bobby Brantley had a serious accident and was rushed to the hospital. The accident was also shown in the 2013 episode of the show Lizard Lick Towing.
What Is Ron Shirley’s Religion?
Ron Shirley is a devout Christian by religion. Not only that but he is also a minister at Lizard Lick Dirt Church.
Is Ron Shirley On Instagram And Facebook?
How Many Episodes Of Lizard Licking Towing Features Ron Shirley?
As a TV actor, Ron appeared on 81 episodes of Lizard Lick Towing (2011-2014), Ronnie’s Redneck Road Trip (2017), and also appeared as a guest on various TV shows. He also authored a book titled “Lizard Tales: The Wit & Wisdom of Ron Shirley”.