John R. Shelton, age 75 of Paris, TN, passed away in his home on November 10, 2019, of natural causes.
John graduated from E.W. Grove High School in 1962 and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. He held many roles and careers during his 75 years including: Shelton’s Food Market, a meat processing plant, Cumberland Beverage Company, Mohon, among others. John’s greatest roles were those of a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. He was eager to teach and knowledgeable of travel destinations, history, culture, and technology. One of his most favorite places to visit was the Smoky Mountains. He formerly attended First Baptist Church in Paris.
John was born July 20, 1944, in Cairo, IL, to the late Mary Evelyn Scheel Shelton and the late Joe B. Shelton.
He was married February 14, 1965, to Marcie “Ann” Atchison Shelton, who survives, of Paris, TN.
Along with his wife, he is also survived by his son, John Bradley “Brad” Shelton of Paris, TN; two grandchildren, Janna Stubblefield (Brian Ray) French of Paris, TN, and Robert Settlmyer of Burlington, KS; and three great grandchildren, Brody Ray French of Paris, TN, Eli Settlmyer of Kansas, and Caiden Sheppard of Kansas.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Carl Ray Shelton.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 13, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Rev. Joy Weathersbee officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Ray French, John Dale French, Johnny Petrie, Steve Clendenin, Russ Wimberley, and Randy Wade. Named as honorary pallbearers are Larry Wilson, Michael Atchison, Mike Atchison, and Bob Wagoner.
Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.
Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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