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Leach Shelton

Mills River - Leach R. Shelton, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to celebrate his 90th birthday in the beautiful gardens of Heaven.

Leach was born in Madison County to the late Edward "Ed" Shelton and Mollie Ray Shelton. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Shelton and three sisters, June Ledford, Edith Leake and Jeanette Tweed.

Leach was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. Leach received his Ed.S degree in Education and taught high school in Clarkston, Michigan.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Moore Shelton; a sister, Jeanelle Selhost; three brothers, Kenneth Shelton and his wife, Doris, Dedrick Shelton and his wife, Bobbie, and Glen Shelton and his wife, Barbara; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews. Leach will be dearly missed by his wife, his family and his friends.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Reverend Roy Waldroup and Eric Sales officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

An online memorial register is available at
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Sept. 14, 2018
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