METROPOLIS, Ill. — Robert “George” Shelton, 90, passed away May 17, 2013, at Sylvia’s Hospice House in Ocala, Florida.
He was born October 1, 1922, in Kingsburg, California, the son of the late Harve and Kate Shelton. Although he was born in California, the family returned to Massac County. An army veteran of WWII, he drove a fuel truck for Mobile Oil and later worked for Hinner’s Bros., as a service manager until he moved to Florida in 1966. He retired from Federal Millwork in Ft. Lauderdale and moved to the Ocala area in 1985.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Aikins Farmer Funeral Home with Rev. David Deem officiating. Burial will follow at the Zion cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Opal Shelton; his brother, Charles; and sisters, Floy Jump, Hautie Cockrel, and Clara Hausman.
He is survived by his daughter, Diane Giltner (Louis); his grandson, David Giltner (Colleen); his granddaughter, Debbie Giltner (Chris Kirvin); his sister-in-law, Mary Shelton; his brother, Thomas Shelton (Frances); his nephews, Mike Shelton and Hosea Jump (Jeanette); and two great-grandsons, Ben and Jake Giltner.
He filled an important place in the lives of his family and many friends. George will be remembered for his great stories, generosity, and laughter. He will be truly missed and never forgotten.
Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Sylvia’s Hospice House c/o Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.