He the son of the late Lula Angeline Bacon Shelton and Walter W. Shelton. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Clark; and his brother, Gene Sharp.
He was retired from the U. S. Air Force with more than 20 years of service. He worked in Civil Service on an Air Force Base in California as an Airplane Mechanic with more than 22 years of service before his retirement.
He enjoyed collecting eagles, pictures or ceramic, and he was a huge sports memorabilia collector. He enjoyed reading and was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include his son, William T. Shelton of Orlando, Fla.; his sisters: Mary Hybarger and her husband, C.L. of Cleveland, Dorothy Eaves of Florence, Ala., and Grace Thompson of Yellow Springs, Ohio; his nieces and caregivers: Janice Clark of Calhoun, Ann Leamon and her husband, Rick, of Riceville; his other special caregiver, Claudia Anderson of Charleston; and several other nieces and nephews.
The family extends appreciation to Hospice of Chattanooga for their care.
The Remembrance of Life graveside service and interment will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Calhoun Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Cheatham officiating. Full military honors will be given.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Calhoun Cemetery Association, in care of Joe Bryan, P. O. Box 182 Calhoun, TN 37309.
The North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes has charge of the arrangements.
You may share condolences and your memories with the Shelton family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.