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Fred Shelton

veteranJan 30th, 1934 - Jun 8th, 2023

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

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Bill and Robin Atwood

June 9th

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.

Delbert & Becky Rodgers

June 9th

Sympathy to the family. May your memories comfort you thru this difficult time. Remember, God has a plan.

Ken and Jill Bunker

June 9th

We are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. We are sending up prayers for the family.

Steve and Nancy Mink

June 9th

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for peace and comfort for all who will miss him.

Andy & Tina Cartright

June 9th

Sorry to hear about Fred’s passing. Prayers for the family.

LEWIS DONNITA

June 9th

I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.

Gerald and Virginia Dennis

June 9th

So sorry to hear of Fred passing,the family will be in our prayers!

Eric and Lisa Stanley

June 9th

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.

Jim and Aleta Tackitt

June 9th

So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Judy Lusk

June 10th

May you find comfort in our Lord. So sorry for your loss.

Steve and Linda Spicer

June 10th

We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. He helped raise some special people.

Brad & Tina Briscoe

June 10th

So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family & friends. Fred was well known & thought of, a great loss for the area.

David Lewis

June 10th

With much love and prayers, Dave Lewis. You all have my sincere sympathy and friendship.

Willie and Dana Johnson

June 10th

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

Jim and Sandra Lingle

June 10th

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are for your family.

Henry & Barbara Gill

June 10th

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.

Robin and Tiffany White Morgan

June 10th

Terry Igert

June 10th

You have our deepest sympathy! We are so glad we talked to you and him at Grama's kitchen a couple weeks age!!

Kaaren

June 10th

I’m sorry to hear of Fred’s passing, he will be missed by many! Love you all.

TONYA TOY(Krutsinger)

June 10th

My deepest sympathy goes out to his family, they were wonderful people and great neighbors, he will be missed greatly

Sharon David

June 11th

Prayers for Shirley, Randy, Sheila, Dina, and the rest of the family. Fred was a funny and good man. So sorry for your loss.

Gary Lehman and family

June 11th

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.

Ken and Terri Lence

June 11th

So sorry to hear about Fred. Prayers to the family

Fred & Lynne Gocey

June 11th

So very sorry to learn of Fred's passing. He was a character but a good character. Always enjoyed talking to him.

Brian and Brenda Streif

June 11th

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Terry Fleming

June 12th

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Sincerely, Ken & Terry Fleming

Annette M Wray

July 2nd

Dina and family I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences.

 

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