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John Palmer "J.P." Shelley

June 28, 1971 - October 4, 2013
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John Palmer (J.P.) Shelley, 42, of Piperton, TN, passed away on October 4, 2013. Born in Memphis, TN, J.P. graduated from Germantown High School and attended Mississippi State University. J.P. leaves behind his loving wife of nearly 19 years, Beverly, son Palmer, daughter Emme (nicknamed "KoKo" by her daddy), mother Joy Hancock (Bill), brother J. Andrew (Kimberly Stegmaier) of Boston, MA, sister Alexa of Boone, NC, in-laws Jerry and Phoebe Corder, Matt and Lisa Harris, three nephews, a niece and hundreds of friends and loved ones. J.P. was an expert contractor known for his skillful craftsmanship. He spent time as a professional chef...
John Palmer (J.P.) Shelley, 42, of Piperton, TN, passed away on October 4, 2013. Born in Memphis, TN, J.P. graduated from Germantown High School and attended Mississippi State University. J.P. leaves behind his loving wife of nearly 19 years, Beverly, son Palmer, daughter Emme (nicknamed "KoKo" by her daddy), mother Joy Hancock (Bill), brother J. Andrew (Kimberly Stegmaier) of Boston, MA, sister Alexa of Boone, NC, in-laws Jerry and Phoebe Corder, Matt and Lisa Harris, three nephews, a niece and hundreds of friends and loved ones. J.P. was an expert contractor known for his skillful craftsmanship. He spent time as a professional chef and loved to cook for his friends and family. He was a true family man who most loved spending time with his beautiful wife and children. J.P. was preceded in death by his father James (Johnny) Shelley whom J.P. lovingly took care of during a long battle with cancer. J.P. loved hunting, spending time outside gardening, and renovating homes for his family. J.P. always enjoyed making people laugh and was named "wittiest" of his high school graduating class. J.P. was very loved and will be missed by all who knew him. The family will gather at Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar Avenue for a time of sharing and refreshments on Monday, October 7th from five o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening. Services will be held at the church J.P & his family attended, Central Church, 2005 E. Winchester Road, Collierville, TN 38017, beginning at ten o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, October 8. In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up for his family at Metropolitan Bank, 1661 Aaron Brenner Drive, Memphis, TN 38120 or donations may be made to Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville. Online condolences and floral tributes may be offered by visiting www.memphisfuneralhome.net.

"I can t tell you how hurt I am to learn,just today of the death of our John Palmer, he was such a sweet boy and I loved him so.I am so sorry." Stephanie Tayloe (Paris, TN)

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