Dr. Thomas Carlton Shelton Jr. of Rockwell, went home to be with his Lord on Friday January 11, 2013 at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born on April 18, 1956 in Rockingham County, he was the son of the late Thomas Carlton Shelton Sr.and Maureen Lewellyn Shelton. Dr. Shelton was educated in the Rockingham Schools and served his country in the US Army. He was a a member of Sloan Lake Community Church, where he was the assistant pastor. He worked for over 25 years as a respiratory therapist for Rowan Regional Medical Center. He enjoyed playing chess and golf, visiting with his friends and taking trips to the mountains. Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 38 years Hope Gentry Shelton, daughter Joy Shelton of Rockwell, Mandi Idries (Khaled) of Woodleaf, and sons, Thomas Jared Shelton of Rockwell, Matthew Shelton (Jessica) of Kannapolis and Brett Carlton Shelton (Rachel) of Salisbury. He is also survived by 9 much loved grandchildren and 4 sisters.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10:00 til 11:00 at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with funeral at 11:00 also at the funeral home with Rev. Zach Sizemore, minister. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the
, P. O. Box 11454 Alexandria, Va. 22312. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com