Jackie Ray Shelton, age 83, of Durand, formerly of Flint, passed away Wednesday,
May 20, 2020 at his sons home in Ludington. He was born August 6, 1936 in Clay
Kentucky to William and Roxie Shelton. Jackie graduated from Eastern High School in
Middle Town, KY in 1955. After high school Jackie enlisted in the US Air Force and
served his country during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge from the
military Jackie went to work for General Motors as a tool and die maker. He retired
after 34 years in 1990. Jackie loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.
He also loved golfing and his cats. Jackie is survived by his life partner, Lilia Stadler,
his sons, Jon (Jane) Shelton and Shawn (Crystal James) Shelton, his grandchildren,
Rhiannon Ragland, Branden (Elyse Rocco) Shelton, Jocele Shelton, Colin Shelton,
Austin Shelton, Ernesto (Brianna Petitt) Salina, Jacob Shelton, and Garrett Shelton,
his great grandchildren, Brenna Gustafson, Audriana Petitt, Leon Salinas, and Kion
Salinas, his step daughter, Elizabeth (Steve) Potts, Step granddaughter, Katy Potts,
his brother, William (Barbara) Shelton, his sister‐in‐law, Lucille Shelton, his son‐inlaw,
John Ibarra, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Jackie
was preceded in death by his daughters, Karen Ibarra and Laura Shelton, his brother,
George Shelton, his sisters, Virginia (Carl) West, and Sharon Shelton. According to his
wishes, cremation has taken place.
Graveside services will be August 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Oddfellows Cemetery in Clay, KY. Military Rites will be at grave site.
Vanover Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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