Jimmy Noel Shelton

July 23, 1940 ~ July 21, 2011

Mr. Jimmy Noel Shelton, 70, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born in Bells, TN and was a resident of Lake Charles.

Mr. Shelton worked in management with Howards Brothers, Kuhns Big K for 20 years, and he retired from Wal-Mart management after 20 years of service. Mr. Shelton was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and he loved his church family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching ballgames with his favorite bowl of ice cream.

Mr. Shelton is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Carolyn Marie Shelton; two children, Sheila Shelton of Lake Charles and Robert Shelton and companion Christine Whalen of East Alton, IL; brother, Larry Shelton of Jackson, TN; sister, Sandra Lee of Kentucky; 3 grandchildren, Houston Wayne Cisneros, Parker Whalen Shelton, and Reece Thomas Shelton.

Mr. Shelton is preceded in death by his parents, Sarah Elizabeth and James Noel Shelton; sister, Brenda Lee.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 12:00PM at Victory Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Saturday at the church from 11AM until time of service. Rev. Wayne Dartez will officiate. Burial will be at Providence Cemetery in Jackson, TN on Monday, July 25, 2011.

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  1. Carolyn, We were so sad to hear about Jimmy's passing. I know you will miss him terribly. He will always be with you in spirit and will be looking down upon you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love You.

  2. Carolyn,Jimmy was a good friend and will be missed a lot. Jimmy is safe and in the arms of the Lord. We will see him again. God Bless you and keep you.Gary Blunt

  3. I had the pleasure of meeting MR. JIMMY thru Walmart.He was always so easy going soft spoken.He reminded me of my dad.We had a lot of good food conversation O/N.He had a true heart of gold and showed it when he spoke of his family you knew he loved them.Will miss you MR.JIMMY R.I.P.

  4. I have known Mr. Jimmy all my life. Him and Aunt Carolyn were just like family to me and my family. He was a great man with a lot of stories. We are truly going to miss you. I know that you are in a better place now and are no longer suffering. I love you and will miss you.

  5. I meet Jimmy Carolyn 22 years ago. Jimmy I have picked on each other back and both,over the years. They came up to the house one time and the guys where going to go fishing and Carolyn and I decided that we would meet them at the Chicot park and have a picnic.Jimmy wanted to know if I knew how to cook fish on a barbecue pit? I told IF and when they brought some home then we would worry about how to cook them!But we had hammburgers and hotdogs instead! Carolyn and I made sure we didn't go hunger!But Jimmy just knew they were gonna bring home some really big fish..I did offer to go to the store and buy him some after I got through laughing at them!

  6. I met Mr. Jimmy and Mrs. Carolyn 26 years ago when I became friends with Sheila. Sheila and I were in college and I was in and out of the Shelton home on a regular basis. Through the years, Jimmy and Carolyn always treated me like family. Mr. Jimmy would always give me a warm smile and take time to say hello from his favorite chair in the living room. I remember many times when Jimmy would return home from work and he'd give a $5 bill to Sheila, so she and I could enjoy some ice cream yogurt at our favorite ice cream shop. I will miss Mr. Jimmy and the sparkle in his kind eyes. Jimmy's memory will live-on through his family and all who loved him.

  7. I will always remember the love and kindness my Dad showed me and his friends and family. He was my hero and I will miss him greatly! The love he showed and gave me will always be remember in my heart. A Father's love is like no other. Love you Daddy! I know you are in good hands now and you will be my angel1 Love you Sheila xoxoxo

  8. I,m going to miss you .You were my soul mate ,my heart my life ,But you are in Gods hands and in a much better place.You are not suffering any more .I,ll be right behind you one day and we will be together again .I love you my baby .your wife Carolyn

  9. it was a blessing to have had the chance in this life to meet Mr.Jimmy Shelton and family. i didnt have many visits with him but the ones i did i could tell he was a person very worth crossing in this path of life along as the entire shelton family. God Bless you all!

  10. Jimmy and I have many set-up memories together. Wal-mart was always nice enough to sent us together ( while we both worked in Lake Charles ) to the far away sets. There always seem to be a fishing hole nearby for us to find. We also had some good fishing trips together in Lake Charles and Chicot Lake , but now he is fishing the Crystal Lake with the best fisherman of all.

  11. jimmy we will truley miss you always your family is so sad and will never stop loving you may you rest in Gods kingdom we hope we will see you again one day love betty

  12. Our time together was very brief but it was quality time that left good memories. I saw the love shared by you and your family. Only God could show more love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Liz, Jeremy, Don and I will cherish the memory of you sitting in our home for Sheila's birthday party. We will miss your smile.

  13. Sheila, No words can take away the pain and emptiness you are feeling inside. To lose such a precious family member is very difficult. There will come a time when the pain will ease off and fond memories of your Dad will take their place. I remember the first time I meet your Dad. He took Matt and I in his backyard and showed us his trees/plants and other things with great pride. He seemed to have such a gentle spirit, a trait you have inherited from him. I thank him for parenting such a great daughter who is my dear friend. May he rest in peace. Prayers to you and your family.

  14. Shelia, I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers. I know how much you love your dad. That love stays with you. You were a wonderful daughter. Love you.

  15. We will always remeber being neighbors in Somerset, Ky.(Friends for 35 wonderful years) We are going to miss you very much. We know you are with the Lord and in no pain. Rest in Peace dear friend.

  16. When I was a little girl and Jimmy joined our family he immediately became someone I could look up to. He was so tall and handsome and he always had a ready smile and a joke! And, to make it even more awesome, he drove a white convertible. Jimmy tutored me through Algebra, helped me understand the government so I could get through Civics and even proofread my English papers. He was a blessing in my life then and he continued to be a blessing throughout the 47 years I knew him. I know he has a special place in heaven with special angels and he will be waiting for the rest of us to join him. And even though physically, he shrunk through his last years, he will always stand tall and handsome in my mind. I love you all.

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