Eddie Carroll Shelton

Male 1938 - 2010  (72 years)

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  • Name Eddie Carroll Shelton 
    Born 19 Feb 1938  Pike Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Kentucky Birth, Marriage, and Death Databases: Births 1911-1999. Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

      Name: Eddie C Shelton
      Date of Birth: 19 Feb 1938
      Birth Place: Pike, Kentucky
      Mother's name: Nellie McGlothlin
      Volume Number: 040
      Certificate Number: 19531
      Volume Year: 1938
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 2010  Marion Co. OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Social Security Death Index
      Name: Eddie Carroll Shelton
      Last Residence: 43302 Marion, Marion, Ohio
      BORN: 19 Feb 1938
      Died: 18 Dec 2010
      State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (1952-1953)
    Buried Claridon Cemetery, Claridon, Marion Co. OH Find all individuals with events at this location 

      1940 Census
      Name: Eddy Shelton
      Age: 2
      Estimated birth year: abt 1938
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Kentucky
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Home in 1940: Pike, Kentucky
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      George Shelton 43
      Nell Shelton 39
      Howard Shelton 21
      Freida Shelton 19
      Cloise Shelton 16
      Agnes Shelton 14
      Claylee Shelton 12
      Mary Fora Shelton 10
      Glada Shelton 7
      Kelly Shelton 4
      Eddy Shelton 2



      Eddie C. Shelton, age 72, of Marion, died Saturday afternoon, December 18, 2010, surrounded by his loving family following a two month battle with cancer.

      On February 19, 1938, Eddie was born in Hardy, Kentucky, the son of the late George and Nellie (McGlothlin) Shelton. The family moved to Marion in the early forties where Eddie would graduate from Marion Harding High School in 1956.

      Shortly after graduation, Eddie began working at the National Cash Register Company for a few months before being called to serve in the United States Army. He served for two years during peace time and was stationed in Virginia Beach and he often teased that he "fought the battle of Virginia Beach" while he was in the service.

      Upon his honorable discharge, Eddie returned to Ohio to again work for the National Cash Register Company for several years. He then built custom homes until he was persuaded to go to work for Ohio Edison Company for sixteen years in the engineering department.

      In 1966, mutual friends set up a blind date between Eddie and Joan Haley. After dating for several months, Eddie and Joan were married on April 28, 1967 in Winchester, Virginia. They have enjoyed every moment of their forty-three years together.

      While working for Ohio Edison, Eddie began helping his father-in-law, William Haley, with his farming, and when William was no longer physically able to operate the farm, Eddie left Ohio Edison to farm full time.

      He quickly found that he had a true passion for farming, and thought "it was the best job in the world." For a few years, Eddie and William raised livestock, but were mainly grain farmers. This "city boy turned farmer" loved most everything about farming, especially being "outdoors and being his own boss." An avid mower, Eddie spent many hours on his John Deere mower keeping the farmstead well groomed. It was only after the fall harvest that he was diagnosed with cancer.

      Believing in the importance of farming, Eddie and Joan were proud to be the first family in Marion County to join the Ohio Farmland Preservation Act, ensuring that their farm could only be used for agricultural purposes.

      A man with many interests, Eddie used to enjoy golfing, hunting, and fishing, but he replaced those hobbies with his love for Model A Fords and John Deere tractors. He loved tinkering with and restoring his Model A's and on a nice day he thoroughly enjoyed taking one of them on a spin around the block. He was a member of the Shelman Chapter Model A Club, The Penn Ohio Model A Club, and the Model A Restorer's Club (M.A.R.C.). A proud John Deere enthusiast, Eddie was a member of the North West 2 Cylinder Club and was a lifetime member of the Ohio 2 Cylinder Club. For years, Eddie had attended the Claridon United Methodist Church. He also was a long time member of the Marion Masonic Lodge #70, the Chapter, Council and Commandry, the Scottish Rite, and the Aladdin Shrine.

      Having an amazing memory and recall, Eddie could talk with anyone on nearly any subject for hours. And when Eddie made up his mind about something, "that was it," and he made sure everyone "knew exactly where he stood."

      The most important thing of all to Eddie was his loving wife, Joan. For her, he would do anything, including building two homes for them to live in and enjoy. They especially loved traveling together, and have "been all over this big, beautiful country". They made the most of every opportunity they had together and she will dearly miss him.

      Along with his loving wife; Eddie will be missed by his mother-in-law, Louise Haley; sisters-in-law: Jane (Bob) Miller, Jean (Steve) Lemke, Janet (Tom) Kightlinger, and Dorothy Shelton; three brothers: Kelly Shelton, Dennis (Bette) Shelton, and Ricky (Haven) Shelton; three sisters: Clay Lee Burns, Glada (Jack) Bull and Judy (Robert) Lehner; and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and cousins.

      Including his parents; Eddie was preceded in death by his father-in-law, William Haley; brother, Howard Shelton; four sisters: Freda Womack, Agnes Sellards, Ellouise Knutson and Mary Lois Hicks; and five brothers-in law, Woodrow, Jack, Dennis, Bruce and Max.
    Person ID I35693  Master File
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2016 

    Father George Calvin Shelton,   b. 11 Jan 1898, Boyd Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1981, Marion Co. OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Millie Gladys McGlothlin,   b. 14 May 1901, Wise Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1991, Marion Co. OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 01 May 1919  Mingo Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan Haley 
    Married 28 Apr 1967  Winchester, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.
      Name: Eddie C Shelton
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 29
      Birth Date: abt 1938
      Marriage Date: 28 Apr 1967
      Marriage Place: Winchester, Virginia
      Registration Place: Winchester, Virginia
      Father: George Shelton
      Mother: Nellie McGlothlin
      Spouse: M Joan Haley
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Spouse Race: White
      Spouse Age: 24
      Spouse Father: William Haley
      Spouse Mother: Louise Williams
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F14717  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart