Retired Orleans Criminal District Court Judge Shirley G. Wimberly, Jr., 86, died Thursday, September 17, 2009. He was a decorated World War II veteran who served 1942-1945 in the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying 49 missions as a B-24 tail gunner. He earned his LLB from Tulane University in 1950. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1967 as base legal officer, trial defense counsel, trial prosecutor, trial judge, assistant staff judge advocate and staff judge advocate. From 1968-1974 he was an assistant district attorney in Orleans Parish and from 1974-1981 he was an assistant district attorney in Jefferson Parish. He was elected to the Orleans Criminal Court Bench in 1982 and served until his retirement in 1993.