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John W Shelton Jr.

November 29, 1934 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 86)


John W. Shelton Jr., age 86 of Fairfield, passed away Wednesday afternoon October 13, 2021 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, Illinois. John was born November 29, 1934 in Posey County, Indiana to Louella (Dart) and John W. Shelton Sr. He married Roberta K. Overbee on July 16, 1956 in Keenes, Illinois. His wife preceded him in death along with his parents, a daughter and two great-grandchildren.

John was a self-employed mechanic in Fairfield for several years. After retirement, he worked for Frey Produce. John was an avid coon hunter. A member of the American Red Bone Coon Hunters Association and Wayne County Coon Club. John is survived by his sons, John R. (Mikki) Shelton, Bill (Tonya) Shelton, Mike (Traci) Shelton, and Jeff Shelton all of Fairfield, Illinois; one brother, Robert Shelton of Houston, Texas; seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation for John W. Shelton Jr. will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, October. 18, 2021 at Nale’s Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Nale’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorials in his memory can be made to the Wayne County Coon Club and will be accepted at Nale’s Funeral Home. Please follow the CDC guidelines of social distancing and the wearing of face masks. Online condolences may be left for the family at Nale's Funeral Home of Fairfield is in charge of the arrangements.

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October 18, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Nale's Funeral Home - Fairfield
106 East Center Street
Fairfield, IL 62837

Funeral Service
October 19, 2021

11:00 AM
Nale's Funeral Home - Fairfield
106 East Center Street
Fairfield, IL 62837

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