Lt. Col. Ret. Earnest Allen Shelton
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.
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"!
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. !
I will be eternally grateful for earnie. And to carolyn for looking after him,
Ernie was a great pilot and a great guy. He will be missed in the aviation community.