By writer to www.cordeledispatch.com
Bobby H. Shelton, age 82, of Tippettville, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Docs Hospital in Augusta.
Born in Tippettville, he was the son of the late James Hilton Shelton and Jewel Cook dinner Shelton and lived his early years as a toddler in Wilcox and Dooly counties. In 1949, he moved together with his household to Winter Backyard, Florida the place he accomplished highschool. Whereas working at Winn Dixie in Apopka, Florida, he met the love of his life, Barbara Stone. Bobby served his nation with honor in america Air Pressure from 1960 to 1966. Following his navy service, he started a profession with Southern Bell Phone Firm working as a framer. After working in a number of cities in Florida for a number of years, he requested a switch to Dublin, Georgia the place he labored as a switchman within the central workplace. He retired from Bell South in 2000 after 34 years of devoted service.
Bobby was a an energetic member of the Phone Pioneers of America and served as president of the Oconee Council, Dixie Chapter No. 23 from 1994-1995. Throughout his time period, the chapter participated in a venture to position state flags and United States flags on the relaxation areas alongside I-75 in Dooly County and the remainder areas alongside I-16 in Laurens County.
He was all the time energetic in his neighborhood. He was a coach for the Laurens County Recreation Division and coached Little League Baseball, soccer and basketball for the city of Dudley from 1979-1999. He liked working with the kids and watching them develop as he taught every one the significance of teamwork and good sportsmanship.. He additionally served as chairman of the group committee of organ donors for the Oconee Council to lift consciousness of the significance of organ donation.
After retiring, he and Barbara moved again to his house place in Tippettville to get pleasure from retirement and the nation life.
He was a devoted member of Tippettville Baptist Church the place he served as a Deacon. Bobby had a giving coronary heart and was all the time doing for others with out hesitation. He loved church occasions and household gatherings and all the time supplied loads of good meals to eat. He liked cooking, canning, grilling and baking for his household and associates. His desserts and deserts have been extremely desired and liked by all. He was additionally an avid sports activities fan and liked fishing. He additionally loved his tractors and gardening.
He’s survived by his sons, Jeff Shelton (Angelia) of Hampstead, NC and Jerry Shelton (Penny) of Eastman; his daughter, Tammy Justice (Billy) of Chester; his brothers, Wayne Shelton (Cathy)of Gotha, FL and James Shelton (Janice) of Winter Backyard, FL; his sisters, Margaret Baird of Orlando, FL, Linda Wagner (Gary) of Orlando, FL and Ruby Nell Maloy of Winter Backyard, FL; 6 grandchildren; 5 nice grandchildren.
He was preceded in dying by his spouse of 56 years, Barbara Stone Shelton, his son, Tracy Tyrone Shelton, his grandchild, Andrew Tyler Justice and his brothers, Royce Shelton and R. J. Shelton.
Non-public graveside companies shall be held at 11 AM Wednesday, April 29 in Tippettville Cemetery.
The service shall be live-streamed on the funeral house Fb web page.
Memorial presents could also be made to Tippettville Baptist Church, c/o Sue Watson, 99 Watson Highway, Vienna, Georgia 31092.
Pals might register on-line at www.brannen-nesmith.com.
Brannen-NeSmith Funeral House of Vienna has cost of preparations.