Herrin- Joe Shelton, age 86, of Herrin, passed away at 4:00pm on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Herrin Hospital.
Joe was born in Hurst on July 20, 1932, the son of Herman and Flora Mae (Fann) Shelton. He married Shirley Jean Dailey in Marion on December 23, 1951. She preceded him in death on May 24, 2001. Prior to his retirement, Joe worked as a diesel mechanic.
Survivors include his son- Dennis Shelton of Herrin
Grandchildren- Jeremy and Millicent McBride of Marion
Brianna and Virgil Howell of Carterville
Rachel Shelton of Carterville
Zach Shelton of Carbondale
Christopher Shelton of Herrin
Great Grandchildren- Madyson, Abbi, Blake, Jaycen, Hayden, Easton, Chance, and Makayla
Niece- Barbie Simpkins of Carterville
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son- Bobby Shelton, brothers, and one sister.
Memorial graveside services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy with Rev. Don Colson officiating. Family and friends are asked to gather at the cemetery at 12:30pm for a time of visitation and memories, prior to the start of the memorial service. Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with final arrangements.
For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com