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Jerry Lee SheltonPassing: July 15, 2022


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MITCHELL – Jerry L. Shelton, 73, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022, at his residence.

Born October 7, 1948, in Bedford, he was the son of Gerald and Ruby Irene (Lessig) Shelton. He married Jackie Reynolds September 13, 1968 and she preceded him in death on March 12, 2009.

Jerry retired from Carpenter Body Works. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, where he had been stationed in Germany. Jerry liked old cars, especially Mustangs, and going to car shows. He enjoyed woodworking and landscaping.

Survivors include his daughter, Jeri (Lance) Jacobs of Orleans; grandchildren,  Caitie Shelton, Garrett Jacobs, and Emily Jacobs; great grandson, Brantley Allen; siblings, Steve (Sandy) Shelton of  Shoals, Jim (Linda) Shelton of Mitchell, Sheila Shelton of Bedford; special family friend, Diana Hudson of Bedford; and his best fur baby, Birdie.

His parents; wife; and siblings, Arnold “Doc” Shelton and Chester “Chet” Shelton preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen.

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16 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Sue ( Ruch) Ray | Bedford, IN
    Date: July 25, 2022
    My prayers for comfort are with you I went to school @ Shawswick with Jerry. He was a very nice guy . May you remember all your good memories as I will of him. God Bless, Sue (Ruch) Ray
  2. Guest: Gary Craig | Bedford, IN
    Date: July 19, 2022
    My condolences and prayers to the family. Jerry was a friend for many years... including the whole Shelton family. May God rest his soul.
  3. Guest: Angela Red | Benton Arkansas
    Date: July 19, 2022
    Prayers for all!!! Rip Uncle Jerry!🙏
  4. Guest: Carol Mikulsky | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 19, 2022
    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Jerry was a great guy, and I always enjoyed when he’d drop by my office for a visit. I’ll miss seeing him.
  5. Guest: william miller | Cartersville georgia
    Date: July 19, 2022
    Good by my freind
  6. Guest: carl shelton | bedford, ind
    Date: July 19, 2022
    we sure will miss you uncle jerry. we loved much. rip
  7. Guest: Mary Caswell | Bloomington, In.Sorry for your loss
    Date: July 18, 2022
    Sorry for your loss Jerry was a special person that I liked. He always treated me nice in the years I knew him.
  8. Guest: Aaron & Leysa Nichols | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 18, 2022
    Jerry was our neighbor, and our friend. He will truly be missed. Our prayers are with the whole family during this time.
  9. Guest: David olesen( Shelton) | Lakevillage, Indiana
    Date: July 18, 2022
    Sorry I didn’t get to know u better , uncle jerry!!! But will always remember you !!! To your children and grandchildren sorry for your loss. Luv ya!!!
  10. Guest: Stephanie shelton | Bloomington, in.47403
    Date: July 18, 2022
    U r gonna b missed uncle jerry. Love u always,Steph.
  11. Guest: Sandy Neal | Orleans
    Date: July 18, 2022
    Catie, Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
  12. Guest: Bonnie shelton Thomas | Conway Arkansas
    Date: July 18, 2022
    Deepest condolences to family. Been so long since I’ve seen you rest in heaven uncle jerry. You’ll be with dad and family now.
  13. Guest: Hope Shelton Hutslar | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: July 18, 2022
    RIP Uncle Jerry! Thinking of you Jeri Leigh love you and miss you and you are in my thoughts and prayers and heart always!
  14. Guest: Cathy Mitchell | Medora, , Indiana
    Date: July 17, 2022
    So sorry for the family loss, Jerry was my brother in law, he will be missed
  15. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, Ind
    Date: July 16, 2022
    All Volunteers of Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services are so sorry for your loss.
  16. Guest: Diana Hudson | Bedford IN
    Date: July 16, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. He is going to be missed a lot.