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Lloyd Shelton Obituary
Lloyd Doyle Shelton was born to Jesse Floyd and Lillie Viola Shelton on May 20, 1924 in Hydro, Oklahoma. He went to be with his Lord on November 3, 2013. When Doyle was 2 years old, his parents moved to Pritchett, Colorado, where he attended school, graduating from high school in 1942. After one semester of college at Colorado A & M in Fort Collins, he was drafted into the Army Air Corp where he was a Sergeant serving in a communications unit during the invasion of Okinawa and in the Philippines. After his tour of duty, he returned to his hometown and built a motion-picture theater, later trading it for a ranch near Kim, Colorado. In 1949, Doyle married Margaret Gertrude Huckaby and to this union one son, Grant Lloyd, was born. In 1967, Doyle married Mildred Eitel and became like a father to her two sons, John Paul and James Lee Eitel, as well as Grant. They continued to live on his second farm/ranch at Pritchett, Colorado until 1987, when they retired to Canon City and built a new home. Doyle loved music and singing. His first appearance before the public was at age 14, and for the next 60 years, he sang all around his home area, culminating with five years as a member of "The Vocal Chords", a barbershop quartet in Canon City. Mr. Shelton is survived by his sons, John (Shirley) and James (Sherry); grandchildren, Doug Eitel, Diane (Mike) Lang, Dwayne Eitel, Kris Swenson, Jim (Kathy) Eitel Jr., and Darci (Glen) Helin; eleven great grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; brothers, Dean (Dixie), Wayne, Dave (Patty), Donald and Dale; sister, Sandra Shelton; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Mildred, and son, Grant. Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2013 at Faith Bible Fellowship in Canon City. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Springfield Cemetery in Springfield, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice West at 601 Greenwood Avenue, Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences @ www.holtfamilyfuneral homes.com

Published in www.canoncitydailyrecord.com on Nov. 6, 2013
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