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Billy Joe Shelton

January 3, 1939 - May 14, 2020
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It is with regret we announce the passing of Mr. Billy Joe Shelton, Age 81, of Fayetteville, TN. Billy Joe was born on January 3, 1939, in Lincoln County, TN, to the late Joe Almer and Clara Shelton. He passed away on May 14, 2020 at Lincoln Medical Center.

Billy Joe worked at the Elk Cotton Mill for 10 years before he became a member of the Fayetteville City Police Department where he retired as a captain after 28 years of service. He loved bird and quail hunting.

Billy Joe is survived by his children, Joe Shelton of Fayetteville, TN and Sharon Lynn Shelton of Colorado; grandchildren, Alex Shelton and Matthew Shelton; siblings, Randall Shelton and Rebecca Baker. In addition to his parents, Billy Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Ayers Shelton; daughter, Angela Shelton; and brothers, Robert Earl Shelton and Wilburn Shelton.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. A private family service will be at Lincoln Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Graham officiating. The family invites you to share memories at

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Billy Joe Shelton.

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