passed unexpectedly at home on Wednesday July 6, 2016. He was born November 1, 1948 in Haines City, Florida to Bessie Woods. He attended Manatee High School and grew up on Anna Maria Island. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps, and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was happily married to Patricia Shelton for 46 years. His love and devotion for her was unconditional and on display daily for the world to see. Beyond being the perfect husband, Bill took pride in raising his 3 children and teaching them how to love unconditionally and the true meaning of a family. A proud and devoted PaPa to his grandchildren, he never missed a birthday, sporting event, or awards assembly. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and resided at his Duette, FL farm whenever he was able. Always the optimist, Bills rosey outlook on life, even in difficult times, will be instilled in generations to come. He is survived by three brothers and one sister: Charles Cochran of Virginia; David Scholfil of Bradenton, FL; Donna Gregory of Mississippi; and Jackie Woods Jr. of Bradenton, FL. His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his six children, and 5 grandchildren: Shannon Shelton Jones and Mojo Jones of Myakka CIty, their son, Mason Glaze Jones; William Edward Shelton Jr. and Corinne Shelton of Bradenton, their daughter, Emma Grace Shelton; and Amy Shelton Wilson and Richard Wilson of Defuniak Springs, and their children, Cohen Jefferson Wilson, Charlotte Naomi Wilson, and Camden William Wayne Wilson. Visitation 5-7PM, Thursday, July 14, 2016 with Services 10AM Friday July 15, 2016 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209, Committal Service 2PM Monday, July 18, 2016 at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241. Condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Brown and Sons 43rd Street - Bradenton
604 43rd Street West
Bradenton, FL 34209
Published in The Bradenton Herald on July 10, 2016