Thomas C. Shelton Jr.
ROCKWELL - Dr. Thomas Carlton Shelton Jr., of Rockwell, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
Born April 18, 1956, in Rockingham County, he was the son of the late Thomas Carlton Shelton Sr. and Maureen Lewellyn Shelton. Dr. Shelton was educated in Rockingham schools and served his country in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Sloan Lake Community Church, where he was the assistant pastor. He worked for over 25 years as a respiratory therapist for Rowan Regional Medical Center.
He enjoyed playing chess and golf, visiting with his friends and taking trips to the mountains.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 38 years, Hope Gentry Shelton; daughters Joy Shelton of Rockwell, Mandi Idries (Khaled) of Woodleaf; and sons Thomas Jared Shelton of Rockwell, Matthew Shelton (Jessica) of Kannapolis and Brett Carlton Shelton (Rachel) of Salisbury. He is also survived by nine much loved grandchildren and four sisters.
Visitation and Service: Visitation is Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with funeral at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home with Rev. Zach Sizemore, minister. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery.
Memorials: May be made to
, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com