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Earl Raby Shelton
November 15, 1932 -
November 25, 2022

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Mr. Earl Raby Shelton, age 90, of Fayetteville, TN. Mr. Shelton was born November 15, 1932, to the late John R. and Burlie Steelman Shelton. He was a 1950 graduate of Central High School in Fayetteville and a 20-year member of the National Guard. Earl worked as an order dispatcher at Genesco and then as a truck driver for Elk Valley Freightlines. He was a member of Beech Grove Methodist Church, he enjoyed quail hunting, but his passion was farming. Earl farmed nearly all his life, raising beef cattle, and loved sharing that with his daughter Lisa even as late as just a few days ago. Mr. Shelton passed away November 25, 2022, at Donalson Care Center.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Betty Jean Collins Shelton; daughters, Wanda Shelton, and Lisa (Gary) Creson; grandsons, James Earl Creson, John Raby Creson, and Coy Sisk; great-grandchildren, Hannah Creson, Brookelynn Creson, Avery Sisk, and Carley Sisk; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his sisters, Ena Marie Bradford, Inez Squires, Johnnie Thomas, Jenny Mae Hall; and brother, Melvin Shelton.

Private services for Mr. Shelton were held at Barnes Cemetery. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of choice.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Earl Raby Shelton.

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18 Comments

  1. Debbie Moran

    We loved seeing Lisa and Earl riding on the road and we always stopped to talk!!!!

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  2. Ola Archer

    Lisa, so very sorry for the loss of your dad. Daddy’s girls losing their dad’s is most difficult. Hugs. Ola Archer

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  3. Vickie Rudd Demand

    Uncle Earl was a man of character and good repute who lived his life honorably. He loved peanut butter and that always made him #1 in my book!! he never traveled great distances, but in the late 1950s he made a trip to California driving across country. It was a trip he never forgot. He was a Blessed Man

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  4. Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for this family.
    Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    Reply
  5. Dennis and Gail Eakin

    Lisa and Wanda. Gail and I were so sorry to hear about your Dad. Always enjoyed running into him on the back roads and talking farming and cattle. We know he will be dearly missed! We will be keeping you and your families in our prayers!

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  6. Mark A Isbell

    What a great man to be around. I helped Mr Earl put up a section of fence on his property back in the 1980s and put in some oil seals in one of his tractors. Such a great kind fellow. He let me hunt on his place and the whole family I got to know over the years. I had earlier just lost my dad and I really looked up to him. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of being around him. My prayers go out to the family.

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  7. Connie Arnold

    Lisa so sorry for your lost prayers are with you and your family. Connie Arnold

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  8. Jeff

    Hoping those around you can provide support and strength. God bless you.

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  9. Renee Caldwell

    Mrs. Betty, Wanda and Lisa I cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Mr. Earl sure was a good man and I have so many great memories down on the farm with your family. He always had a smile and kind word for everyone. sending much love and prayers for you all especially during this time.

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  10. Lynn and Clayton Brown

    So sorry for your loss prayers to the family

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  11. Carolyn Barnes

    So sorry to hear of Earls passing.Our thoughts & prayers for the family. Joe& Kaye Barnes

    Reply
  12. Amy Clark

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  13. Wanda Scott

    We are So Sorry. God Bless The Family with Comfort and Peace In the Days to Come.🙏❤️🙏

    Reply
  14. Sarah and Jack Raby

    We are so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our hearts and in our prayers. Much love to you.

    Reply
  15. Harold Rudd Jr.

    As a young child, Uncle Earl was my hero, he treated me with great kindness throughout my life. He was a stable rock for everyone. His influence and guidance were always based on treating people right and with respect. He was funloving and his smile was genuine. He will be missed.

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  16. Brenda Burns

    Wanda and Lisa and Family. We are so very Sorry for your dad’s passing .Such a great man.God has gained another Angel. I promise Joe and I will take care of your father’s grave as we take care of our Family Barnes Cemetery.

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  17. Connie Arnold

    Lisa so sorry for your lost prayer are you and your family Connie Arnold

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  18. Jeanie Hyde

    It is always hard to loose a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

    Reply

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18 Comments

  1. Debbie Moran

    We loved seeing Lisa and Earl riding on the road and we always stopped to talk!!!!

    Reply
  2. Ola Archer

    Lisa, so very sorry for the loss of your dad. Daddy’s girls losing their dad’s is most difficult. Hugs. Ola Archer

    Reply
  3. Vickie Rudd Demand

    Uncle Earl was a man of character and good repute who lived his life honorably. He loved peanut butter and that always made him #1 in my book!! he never traveled great distances, but in the late 1950s he made a trip to California driving across country. It was a trip he never forgot. He was a Blessed Man

    Reply
  4. Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for this family.
    Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    Reply
  5. Dennis and Gail Eakin

    Lisa and Wanda. Gail and I were so sorry to hear about your Dad. Always enjoyed running into him on the back roads and talking farming and cattle. We know he will be dearly missed! We will be keeping you and your families in our prayers!

    Reply
  6. Mark A Isbell

    What a great man to be around. I helped Mr Earl put up a section of fence on his property back in the 1980s and put in some oil seals in one of his tractors. Such a great kind fellow. He let me hunt on his place and the whole family I got to know over the years. I had earlier just lost my dad and I really looked up to him. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of being around him. My prayers go out to the family.

    Reply
  7. Connie Arnold

    Lisa so sorry for your lost prayers are with you and your family. Connie Arnold

    Reply
  8. Jeff

    Hoping those around you can provide support and strength. God bless you.

    Reply
  9. Renee Caldwell

    Mrs. Betty, Wanda and Lisa I cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Mr. Earl sure was a good man and I have so many great memories down on the farm with your family. He always had a smile and kind word for everyone. sending much love and prayers for you all especially during this time.

    Reply
  10. Lynn and Clayton Brown

    So sorry for your loss prayers to the family

    Reply
  11. Carolyn Barnes

    So sorry to hear of Earls passing.Our thoughts & prayers for the family. Joe& Kaye Barnes

    Reply
  12. Amy Clark

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  13. Wanda Scott

    We are So Sorry. God Bless The Family with Comfort and Peace In the Days to Come.🙏❤️🙏

    Reply
  14. Sarah and Jack Raby

    We are so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our hearts and in our prayers. Much love to you.

    Reply
  15. Harold Rudd Jr.

    As a young child, Uncle Earl was my hero, he treated me with great kindness throughout my life. He was a stable rock for everyone. His influence and guidance were always based on treating people right and with respect. He was funloving and his smile was genuine. He will be missed.

    Reply
  16. Brenda Burns

    Wanda and Lisa and Family. We are so very Sorry for your dad’s passing .Such a great man.God has gained another Angel. I promise Joe and I will take care of your father’s grave as we take care of our Family Barnes Cemetery.

    Reply
  17. Connie Arnold

    Lisa so sorry for your lost prayer are you and your family Connie Arnold

    Reply
  18. Jeanie Hyde

    It is always hard to loose a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

    Reply

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