Funeral services for Mr. Jesse Paul Shelton, age 96, of Jacksonville, NC, formerly of Manchester, will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronald Longmire and Bro. Gary Bell officiating.
Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Visitation with the Shelton family will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Friday, December 14 at the funeral home.
Mr. Shelton passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, NC.
Mr. Shelton was born in Rutherford County, TN, the son of the late Waistal Watson and Annie Dera Oren Shelton. He was a veteran of WWII, having honorably served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Manchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Shelton was also preceded in death by his wife, Freddie Mae Wilhelm Shelton; four sisters, Katie Pearl Welch, Maggie Ruth Shelton, Lucille Novello, and Rena Shores; two brothers, his twin, Tommy Hall Shelton and Wayne Shelton.
Mr. Shelton is survived by his daughter, Paula (Otto) Daly of Jacksonville, NC; one son, Fred Shelton of Nashville, TN; four grandchildren, Otto (Casey) Daly, IV of Boise, ID, Dr. William (Lani) Daly of Jacksonville, NC, Elizabeth (Christopher) Severt of Wilmington, NC, and Dr. Karen (David) Seymore of Morehead City, NC; five great grandchildren, Zoe Marie Daly, Oliver Michael Daly, Keani Anderson, Jordan LaFountain, and Davin Joe Seymore; and three brothers, William Billy Shelton, Kendall Shelton, and James O. Shelton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Fund or to your local DAV in Mr. Sheltons name.
MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE SHELTON FAMILY