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John Shelton

Apr 16 1918 - Jun 06 2013

John Shelton, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on June 6, 2013 at the age of 95. He was born April 16, 1918, in Perryville, Arkansas, to Oscar and Hazel (Rogers) Shelton. On December 22, 1937, John married Eva Odel Lawrence in Pleasant Grove, Arkansas. He was of the Baptist faith and among the most honest and hard-working of men. John was an amazing husband and the best dad and grandparent that ever lived. He will be missed by everyone who ever met him.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Eva Shelton of McKinney; son, Roy Shelton of McKinney; grandchildren, Tammy Watson and husband Mike, Angie Kelly and husband Bill, James Shelton, Michael Shelton, Brad Shelton, Billy Shelton, Kimberly Wright and husband Doug, Eva Sue Flatt and husband Joe, Jason Shelton; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Gerdine; and daughter-in-law, Audrey Shelton.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Hazel Shelton; sons, Johnny Edwin Shelton and Jimmy Carrol Shelton; grandson, Derek Shelton; brother, Oscar Shelton; and sister, Velita Reed.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation being held from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm, on Friday evening, at the funeral home.

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