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Ronald Ray Shelton

Ronald Ray Shelton 

1944-2016

Ronald Ray Shelton, 72 of Crab Orchard, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 after an extended illness.

Ray was born in Crab Orchard, on Sept. 13, 1944. 

He was the husband of Stella Shelton whom he married on April 7, 1984.

He was a son of the late James G. and Catherine (Payne) Shelton. Ray was a member of the Crab Orchard Christian Church. He had retired from the Lincoln County Road Department in 2000 having worked as a heavy equipment operator for 26 years. Ray also was a former police officer in Crab Orchard and was the owner and operator of the Phillips 66 service station in Crab Orchard. He was an avid gardener and farmer who loved to hunt and fish.

Ray is survived by his wife, Stella Shelton of Crab Orchard; son, James Ray Shelton of Richmond; step daughter, Diana King and Husband Mike of Crab Orchard; three cherished grandchildren, Lyvia Shelton of Richmond, Christian and Justin Johnson of Kings Mountain; one precious great granddaughter, Mackinley Johnson; six brothers, John, Tea, Bill and Truman Shelton, David (Velma) Shelton and Ed (Sally) Shelton; four sisters, Elizabeth (Gene) Manning, Dale Julian, Mary (Glenn) Smith and Christine (Tommy) Ray.

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by a brother, George Shelton; sisters, Betty Wilburn and Ruby Owens.

Pallbearers Include Christian and Justin Johnson, Rick and Joey Shelton, and Joe Julian and Honorary Pallbearer Scott Shelton.

Funeral service 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 14th at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dale Hunt, Bro. Brad King and Bro. Rick Davis. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Visitation will from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13th at McKnight Funeral Home.