Buell David Shelton

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Buell David Shelton was born on August 10, 1924, in Rector, Ark., to the late Arthur “Artie” and Gertie (Collier) Shelton. He passed from the cares of this life to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, October 27, 2018, in Branson, Mo., at the age of 94 years, two months and 17 days. Buell was a dedicated member of the Rector First General Baptist Church and served as a Deacon for numerous years until his failing health would no longer allow him to do so. He was a farmer and a veteran of the United States Army.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Claybourne Shelton, Burl Shelton, Norman Shelton, Thomas Ervin Shelton, Eugene Shelton and a sister, Avis Adams.

He is survived by his wife, Janetta (Harmon) Shelton, whom he was married to for 73 years; his children, Sharon Crain of Branson, Mo., James Shelton of Paragould, Ark., Dianne Fraze of Branson, Mo., Marilyn Simpson of Sweetwater, Tenn., Barbara Jernigan of Branson, Mo. and Rita Hoggard of Russellville, Ark.; 15 grandchildren, Chris, Kevin, Erika, Alan, David, Jennifer, Julie, Lori, Mika, Marla, Jeff, Kara, Andrea, Mark and Jason; 28 great-grandchildren, Jordan Madison, Gracie, Mikie, Matthew, Dallas, Austin, Westin, Gavin, Carter, Lindy, Anna Kate, Logan, Lexie, Jacob, Kylie, Charlie, Liam, Emily, Kay, Johnathon, Katelyn, Wyatt, Sawyer, Molly, Braydon, A.J. and Hannah; a sister, Melda Cavaness of Bakersfield, Calif.; brothers, Dewey Shelton and Doyne Shelton, both of Rector, Byron Shelton of Paragould and Wayne Shelton of Kennett along with a host of nieces, nephews and other Shelton, Collier relatives.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Rector First General Baptist Church, with the service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Woodland Heights Cemetery, Rector.

Those who wish may sign the online condolence book at www.irbyfuneralhome.com