Obituary: Jerry L. Shelton

October 7, 1948 – July 15, 2022

Jerry L. Shelton, 73, of Mitchell, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022, at his residence.

Born October 7, 1948, in Bedford, he was the son of Gerald and Ruby Irene (Lessig) Shelton. He married Jackie Reynolds on September 13, 1968, and she preceded him in death on March 12, 2009.

Jerry retired from Carpenter Body Works. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, where he had been stationed in Germany. Jerry liked old cars, especially Mustangs, and going to car shows. He enjoyed woodworking and landscaping.

Survivors include his daughter, Jeri (Lance) Jacobs of Orleans; grandchildren,  Caitie Shelton, Garrett Jacobs, and Emily Jacobs; great-grandson, Brantley Allen; siblings, Steve (Sandy) Shelton of Shoals, Jim (Linda) Shelton of Mitchell, and Sheila Shelton of Bedford; special family friend, Diana Hudson of Bedford; and his best fur baby, Birdie.

His parents; wife; and siblings, Arnold “Doc” Shelton and Chester “Chet” Shelton preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen.

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