Billy F. Shelton Jr.


Billy F. Shelton Jr., 54, a resident of Benton, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, due to injuries in a motorcycle accident.

He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and hunting. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Fate Shelton Sr.; and brother, Rodney D. Shelton.

He is survived by his mother, Virginia Louise Hancock Shelton of Cleveland; sister, Debra Cooper and husband, Danny; and nephew, Josh Cooper, all of Cleveland.

The funeral will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Duckworth and Beth Ochoa officiating.

Interment will follow in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Joe Kiser, Charles Kiser, Kenny Satterfield, Jessie Ochoa, Rusty Davis and Randy Davis serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Shelton family guestbook at


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