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Lt. Col. Ret. Earnest Allen Shelton 1917 - 2014

Lt. Col. Ret. Earnest Allen Shelton

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.
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