Richard Lee Shelton, 77, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Saturday, March 1, 2014. He was born in Lecompte, LA April 30, 1936 to the late James R. Shelton, Sr. and Mary Ann Davis Shelton. Richard was a retired superintendant for Mid Eastern Builders. He served his country in the U.S. Navy
and was a lifetime member of the VFW
. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by sisters, Loraine Morrel, Dorothy Hinsley and brothers, James Rufus Shelton, Jr., Gerald Shelton and George Shelton.
He is survived by his wife of over 54 years, Mildred Alford Shelton; sons, David Shelton, John Shelton and wife, Sandy, Wayne Shelton; grandchildren, Jennifer Parrish and husband, Johnny, Dana Massey and husband Joel, Cassie Shelton and friend Matt Pernell, Johnna Shelton and fiancé Chris Sutton; brothers, Gordon Shelton of Walker, LA, Carol Wayne Shelton and wife, Glyn of Montgomery, LA and Harold Glenn Shelton of Woodville, TX; sister in law, Margie Shelton of Montgomery, LA and many nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate his life will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Harvest Baptist Church with Pastors Gary Wood, Daniel Moss and Frank Moss officiating. Interment will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral Home and Cremations.
Cornerstone Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Shelton family and words of comfort may be shared at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Arrangements entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home and Cremations, 1052 S. First Street, Nashville, NC.