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 higginsfh.com.

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

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17 Comments

  1. Mike Thomas

    Joe I’m very sorry to here of Captain Shelton’s passing.He was a friend and mentor to me .We worked together for several years at the police department.I respected him very much.

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  2. Ollivene Mitchell

    Joe I am so very sorry for your loss. I know your dad will be missed. I am so sorry that close friends and loved ones can’t be with you to show their love and support at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  3. Dot Tully

    So sorry for your loss. May the Lord wrap his arms around everyone & bless and comfort them!! My prayers are with them

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  4. Dot Tully

    So sorry for your loss. May the Lord wrap his arms around everyone & bless and comfort them!!

    Reply
  5. Teresa Martin/ Great Niece

    R.i.p. Uncle Billy. No more pain. Now you can be with Aunt Jane and Lynn and the rest of your family. You will be sadly and greatly missed. Love you Uncle Billy.

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  6. Kirk Smith

    I am so sorry to hear about Billy Joe`s passing from this life unto the watch- care of the Lord.
    He was a quiet , good- natured person that I was proud to call my first- cousin.
    May the Lord be with you the family during this time of a temporary loss.

    Cousin Kirk

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  7. Darlene Clevenger

    Praying for the family during this difficult time 🙏🏼🙏🏼

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  8. Mary

    To the Shelton family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

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  9. Tiffany Millsap

    We Love you Uncle Billy ❤️ Rest In Peace with sweet Aunt Jane

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  10. Cynthia Dunivan

    Lynn,
    I was saddened to learn of your dad’s passing. He was always a nice man.
    Cindy Lynn Dunivan
    CHS ‘76

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  11. Roger & Lisa Whitworth

    Joe & Family We are so sorry to hear this ya’ll are in our thoughts & prayers. May god bless the family at this difficult time.

    Reply
  12. Carolyn mitchell

    I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers

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  13. Connie Arnold

    So sorry for the family prayer and thoughts are with everybody Connie Arnold

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  14. Tammy Quick

    I’m truly sorry to hear this. Mr. Billy was one of my favorite customers at the bank. I remember the first time I waited on him in the drive-thru. I almost got his hand in the drawer. He didn’t like that or me at all… We became the best of friends. He was truly a sweetheart to me after that. Sending prayers to your family during this difficult time.

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  15. Wanda Shelton

    Dear Joe, Alex, and Matthew,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending my prayers to your family as you grieve.

    Reply
  16. Nancy Woods

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad and you are in my prayers

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  17. John Smiley

    I am very sorry to learn that Captain Shelton has past. I worked with him at the Police department back in the 1970s. Prayers are with the family.

    Reply

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17 Comments

  1. Mike Thomas

    Joe I’m very sorry to here of Captain Shelton’s passing.He was a friend and mentor to me .We worked together for several years at the police department.I respected him very much.

    Reply
  2. Ollivene Mitchell

    Joe I am so very sorry for your loss. I know your dad will be missed. I am so sorry that close friends and loved ones can’t be with you to show their love and support at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  3. Dot Tully

    So sorry for your loss. May the Lord wrap his arms around everyone & bless and comfort them!! My prayers are with them

    Reply
  4. Dot Tully

    So sorry for your loss. May the Lord wrap his arms around everyone & bless and comfort them!!

    Reply
  5. Teresa Martin/ Great Niece

    R.i.p. Uncle Billy. No more pain. Now you can be with Aunt Jane and Lynn and the rest of your family. You will be sadly and greatly missed. Love you Uncle Billy.

    Reply
  6. Kirk Smith

    I am so sorry to hear about Billy Joe`s passing from this life unto the watch- care of the Lord.
    He was a quiet , good- natured person that I was proud to call my first- cousin.
    May the Lord be with you the family during this time of a temporary loss.

    Cousin Kirk

    Reply
  7. Darlene Clevenger

    Praying for the family during this difficult time 🙏🏼🙏🏼

    Reply
  8. Mary

    To the Shelton family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  9. Tiffany Millsap

    We Love you Uncle Billy ❤️ Rest In Peace with sweet Aunt Jane

    Reply
  10. Cynthia Dunivan

    Lynn,
    I was saddened to learn of your dad’s passing. He was always a nice man.
    Cindy Lynn Dunivan
    CHS ‘76

    Reply
  11. Roger & Lisa Whitworth

    Joe & Family We are so sorry to hear this ya’ll are in our thoughts & prayers. May god bless the family at this difficult time.

    Reply
  12. Carolyn mitchell

    I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers

    Reply
  13. Connie Arnold

    So sorry for the family prayer and thoughts are with everybody Connie Arnold

    Reply
  14. Tammy Quick

    I’m truly sorry to hear this. Mr. Billy was one of my favorite customers at the bank. I remember the first time I waited on him in the drive-thru. I almost got his hand in the drawer. He didn’t like that or me at all… We became the best of friends. He was truly a sweetheart to me after that. Sending prayers to your family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  15. Wanda Shelton

    Dear Joe, Alex, and Matthew,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending my prayers to your family as you grieve.

    Reply
  16. Nancy Woods

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad and you are in my prayers

    Reply
  17. John Smiley

    I am very sorry to learn that Captain Shelton has past. I worked with him at the Police department back in the 1970s. Prayers are with the family.

    Reply

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