Timothy W. Shelton, 52, of Throop, died Friday morning at Hospice Community Care after a courageous battle with cancer. Tim is survived by his wife, the former Kimberly Sweda and his daughter, Alyvia Grace.
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Tim was the son of the late Naomi Ruth Lee Shelton and Roy Wayne Shelton. Tim was born in Pasadena, Texas. He is a graduate from Grandview High School and Hill Junior College with an Associate's degree in Business Administration. He followed his brother to Pennsylvania where he graduated from, CTC with a universal HVAC license. He was a self-employed contractor and worked for various companies in the HVAC industry. He absolutely loved what he did.
Tim was known as "Texas Tim" or "Tim the Tool Man" to his friends and family. He thought of everyone else before himself. His belief was that God has bestowed on him many blessings and when he had the opportunity he would help others in need. His motto was "Respect and trust is earned, not given, through hard work and honesty."
Tim's family meant the world to him. He was married to the love of this life for 11 years. His passion and reason for living was his precious daughter Alyvia. He will be missed by many friends that he considered family, especially his buddy, Miley!
He is survived by a brother/best friend, Tom Shelton and fiancée, Erin, Bushkill, Pa.; a nephew, Tommy; and two nieces, Cali and Angel; mother and father-in-law, Mary Ann and Butch Sweda, Throop. He was a father figure to Danielle and Shane Davis. He was preceded in death by his sister, Teresa Olguin.
A special thank you to Megan, Lisa and the staff at Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. Also, the family would like to express their gratitude for the overwhelming love and support they received from friends and the community. A sincere thank you to Mike and Angel Reid for being at our side throughout this difficult time.
A blessing service will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. in the John F. Glinsky Funeral Home, 445 Sanderson St., Throop, by Monsignor Michael Delaney. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Calling hours will be Sunday, 3 to 6 p.m. Send online condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 17, 2013