Shelton, Joseph Charlie (Dalton)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Joseph Charlie Shelton, 96, of Dalton, GA, died on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at his residence.

Pawpaw Joe was born on January 20, 1916 in Bartow County, GA. He was a former member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church and a current member of Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church. He loved fishing, visiting with friends and going to church. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Nellie Brownlow Shelton; son and daughter-in-law, Harlan and Kathy Shelton; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Saul Rittenhouse; daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Cecil Sanders; brother, Clarence Shelton; and sisters, Minnie Springfield, Mary Robinson, Flora Umphery and Myrle Holt. 

He is survived by the mother of his children and the love of his life, Callie Shelton Slaughter of Dalton; sons and daughter-in-law, Charles and Edna Shelton, Larry Shelton and Kenneth and Faye Shelton all of Dalton; daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn and Marion Smith of Lafayette and Mary and Homer Watson of Chatsworth; 22 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; lots of nieces and nephews; loving caregiver, Barbara Franklin; and special friends, Robert and Mary Hice and Gary and Wynette Cochran.

Services will be held on Monday, December 17, at 3 p.m. from Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Guffey, Rev. Robert Beavers and Rev. Travis Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery in Dalton. Pallbearers will be Phillip Bailer, Jason McCall, David E. Scoggins, Matt Bevil, Thomas Ledford and Joe "Biker Bob" Coil. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kennith Watson, Josh Dean, Paul Patterson, David B. Scoggins, Clay Watson, Madison Stamey, Dareth Broome, Chris Whaley and Hobert Pankey. These pallbearers and honorary pallbearers are his coworkers at Tufting Parts Unlimited where he worked for 24 years. 

The family will receive friends after 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 16 at the Ponders Melrose Chapel who has charge of the arrangements.


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