Tommy Lee Shirer, 82, of Columbia, died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at his home. Born in Lone Star (Calhoun County) on September 19, 1936, he was the son of the late Thomas Lee and Velma Barber Shirer. Tommy was a graduate of Cameron High School and one of the first student bus drivers for Calhoun County. Upon graduation he joined the Army National Guard where he served for 40 years. Prior to retirement, Tommy was employed for 27 years by the SC National Guard in civil service. Growing up in Lone Star, he was a member of Pine Grove Lutheran Church and was currently an active member of Forest Lake Bible Church where he served as Treasurer. He enjoyed fishing, working in his yard and fixing things.