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Funeral Ceremony: 10 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Interment: Clay City Cemetery
Visitation: 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home
Frederick F. Shelton, age 89, of Clay City, Illinois, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday afternoon, June 8, 2023, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana surrounded by all his children and grandchildren.
He was born January 30, 1934, in Clay County, the son of Alonzo L. and Mildred Ann (Mugrage) Shelton. He was united in marriage to Shirley Laird on December 31, 1958, at the Wesley Methodist Church in Flora and together they have shared 64 wedding anniversaries together.
Fred was a graduate of Clay City High School and went on to study architecture at SIU Carbondale. He served in the US Army and had worked at McDonnell Douglas and later owned and operated Clay County Implements from 1988-2005. Fred was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife: Shirley Shelton of Clay City; 3 children: Sheila (Darrell) Strange of Clay City, Randy Shelton of Flora, and Dina (Hank) Hilmes of Flora; 4 grandchildren: Dustin (Jordyn) Strange, Silessia Brown, Sonae Shelton, and Dalton (Beth) Hilmes; and 6 great-grandchildren: Laighlah and Rayna Strange, Qynlin and Quadn Brown, and Judson and Hadley Hilmes.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Barbara Shelton, Charlotte Shelton, Freida (Harold) Taggart, Loeta (Edwin) Gibbs, and Bob Shelton.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow in Clay City Cemetery with the presentation of military funeral honors. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Bethel Church, and these will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Sympathy to the family. May your memories comfort you thru this difficult time. Remember, God has a plan.
We are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. We are sending up prayers for the family.
So sorry to hear this. Prayers for peace and comfort for all who will miss him.
Sorry to hear about Fred’s passing. Prayers for the family.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.
So sorry to hear of Fred passing,the family will be in our prayers!
Shirley, Sheila, Randy ,Dina and family. Eric and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
May you find comfort in our Lord. So sorry for your loss.
We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. He helped raise some special people.
So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family & friends. Fred was well known & thought of, a great loss for the area.
With much love and prayers, Dave Lewis. You all have my sincere sympathy and friendship.
So sorry to here of this Fred was a great guy and I will sure miss all his wisdom and the talks we had while riding with him in the combine he always had some wisdom to pass along to me I will truly miss him. RIP Fred
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are for your family.
We were sorry to learn of Fred’s passing. Please know our sympathy goes to all family. He certainly will be missed by all who knew him.
You have our deepest sympathy! We are so glad we talked to you and him at Grama's kitchen a couple weeks age!!
I’m sorry to hear of Fred’s passing, he will be missed by many! Love you all.
My deepest sympathy goes out to his family, they were wonderful people and great neighbors, he will be missed greatly
Prayers for Shirley, Randy, Sheila, Dina, and the rest of the family. Fred was a funny and good man. So sorry for your loss.
Shelton Family- So sorry for the loss of Fred. He was a great guy. He would help in any way he could. He always had a smile whether he was joking or not. He will be missed.
So sorry to hear about Fred. Prayers to the family
So very sorry to learn of Fred's passing. He was a character but a good character. Always enjoyed talking to him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Sincerely, Ken & Terry Fleming
Dina and family I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences.