• Striffler-Hamby Mortuary
    Phenix City, AL
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Lt. Col. Ret. Earnest Allen Shelton 1917 - 2014
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ernie's family, we are so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of the time I spent shoulder to shoulder with Ernie in the cockpit. He taught me to fly and so much more. He was a "Mighty fine man!" and I'm glad to have know him, he will be missed by all.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dear Uncle Allen,
As your only Shelton nephew, I was more than proud to call you my Uncle! As a kid I was always excited to know that you & Aunt Gladys, and later Carolyn, were coming to Missouri to visit. I enjoyed hearing your stories even though some of them I may have heard before. Through the years I've heard storied of growing up on the farm near Brashear, the cat walking through paint, and every jovial story followed by a hearty laugh.
In later years I got to know you as Allen Shelton, the man, and could see the discipline that 36 years in the Army brings to a person. Although our visits grew less frequent, and the last time you didn't know me, I still saw the same man that I knew & respected all of my life.
I was honored to be a part of your funeral service by singing for you and now as you have gone before us, give my love to Grandma & Grandma & get that carom board warmed up, we'll all be right behind you one of these days, and once again, everything will be "mighty fine"!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
R.I.P Earnest Shelton ,
You were a great man who lived to be in his 90's. You fought in World War 2 , and you flew helicopters and all other important stuff. You are a true , brave , and independent guy . I'm sorry cancer had to get to you,. You were like a grandpa to me , a best friend. When I would come to work with my mom, you would always be there , and listen , and talk to me. Your smile was beautiful , and you are a sweetheart. I'm glad your out of your pain and you will always be remembered by me. ! I love you Mr. Shelton , rest piece baby boy and send those angels down to watch me . I'll make you proud and keep moving in life. !
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I will be eternally grateful for earnie. And to carolyn for looking after him,
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Ernie was a great pilot and a great guy. He will be missed in the aviation community.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
I worked with Earnie in the late 1970's and 80's and flew many many miles with him.. He was a great friend and one of the best flight instructors I ever knew. All the years I have known Earnie, I never knew him to be upset over anything. He was always smiling, laughing and everything was "mighty fine." I will always cherish the memories of having him as a true friend. He was loved and will be missed. --Jim West--
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
My sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. Earnie Shelton. He was a very respected, admired, and loved real Southern gentleman, always with a big smile, hug, and greeting. He will be sorely missed never forgotten. He was a legend that will continue to live on forever. May your cherished memories bring you comfort during this time. God Bless You All.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
One of the "over 500" who took flying lessons from Ernie in the latter 1970's. Ernie was mentor and friend to MANY young pilots in Columbus. May the family be blessed with the best of memories.
Sincerely, Sam McQuagg JR
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
So very sorry for your loss....prayers for the family...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
To Brent and his family, I pray for your comfort and peace during this very difficult time. My thoughts are with you.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Carolyn My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
to allen's family, we offer our sincere condolences at this time of lt colonel shelton funeral at age 96. he was our cousin. best wishes. paul shelton
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
to carolyn and family: hazel and i want to express our sincere condolences in the passing of our cousin, lt colonel shelton at age 96. best wishes. paul shelton
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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