Army Corporal Jimmy Lee Shelton, age 21, of Alva, was killed Dec. 3, 2005 in Bayji, Iraq. He was born Apr. 15, 1984 in Belle Glade. He was a member of B-Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Calvary, Iron Rakkasans, 101st Airborne, from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Jimmy was a recipient of the Army Commendation Award and the Purple Heart for his service in Iraq.
He was a member of Gunnery Road Baptist Church in Buckingham.
Survivors include his father and mother: Burgess and Billi-Jo Shelton of Alva, Donna Manger, mother and her husband Doug of Belle Glade, brothers: Burgess A. Shelton Jr. of Savannah, GA and Douglas Shelton of Clewiston and a sister: Jennifer Reese of Belle Glade. maternal grandparents: Arce and Zora Salvador of Athens, TN and maternal grandparents, William and Bonnie Mahlbacher of Fort Myers. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Nathan Shelton.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 10:00 a.m. at Riverside Baptisht Church, 8660 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers with Pastor Terry Vance and Pastor Dick Riley officiating. Military Honors and interment will be Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
Visitation will be TODAY from 5-9 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL.
Published in The News-Press on Dec. 12, 2005