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John Shelton Funeral Service

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Monday January 11th, 2021

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John Henry Shelton

John Henry Shelton, 78, went home to be with The Lord on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Moses Cone Hospital.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, January 11, 2021 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Lattimer officiating. The entombment will follow at Evergreen Memory Gardens. John will be available for viewing Sunday afternoon from noon till 5:00 pm and Monday morning prior to the service. The family request that you please remember social distancing and wear a mask.

John was a native of Rockingham County and was the son of the late Henry Lee and Lillie Shelton. He was a beloved daddy to his children, adored Papa to his grandchildren and sweetheart and partner to his fiancé. He enjoyed hunting, farming, and NASCAR. He was an accomplished contractor, well-known both locally and across the Southeast, for his work in construction. He built hundreds of homes and many commercial properties over his career. He was recognized as the “Parade of Homes Builder of the Year” in the early 1980’s. One of his most cherished accomplishments included his work for Camp Carefree. Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by his brother Nuel Shelton and sister Ernestine Carroll.

John is survived by his fiancé Nancy Marchman; children Denise Shelton Carter, Shane Shelton and wife Joanna, Lynn Miller and wife Laura, Chris Miller and wife Erica, and Wayne Miller and wife Allison; grandchildren Evan Carter, Eryn Carter, Kaitlyn Shelton, Josh Shelton, Tyler, Marissa, Erin, Gabriella and Seth Miller and Chance and Kaylee Miller; and a large extended family.

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So sorry to hear about John Henry. My mother, Lorene Stevens thought the world of him. We never meet him when he was not smiling. God bless you all, I am sure he will be missed by many. Alvin and Barbara Stevens

Alvin Stevens Jan 13 2021 11:30 PM

Denise and Family, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family on the loss of your father. I am keeping you close in prayer and asking God to wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time. It is my hope that the loving memories you shared will bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. God Bless Your Family!

Luanna Goodall-Rorie Jan 11 2021 11:48 AM

Denise and Shane....Kelly and I are so sad to hear about your dad passing. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

deena lovngs Jan 11 2021 9:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Henry Shelton

deena lovngs Jan 11 2021 9:06 AM

Shane James and I are so sorry about you loss we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

james Ratliff Jan 10 2021 7:52 PM

Denise and Family... Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will bring peace, strength and healing as you grieve the loss of your father. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Love to you... Andrea Earles

Andrea Earles Jan 10 2021 1:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Henry Shelton

Melissa Benfield Jan 10 2021 12:03 PM

We so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.- John Wayne &Michelle Toler

Michelle Toler Jan 10 2021 10:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Henry Shelton

Hagan Benfield Jan 10 2021 10:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Henry Shelton

Alice Setliff Jan 10 2021 8:18 AM

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