I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
-2 Timothy 4:7-8
Fred C. Shelton, age 89, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Greeneville Community Hospital East.
He was a devoted and loving husband and father. He was a farmer and an electrician for over 40 years.
Mr. Shelton is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joyce Shelton, daughter, Shasta Jeffers; step-daughter, Rhonda Cutshaw; step-son and his wife, Perry and Susie Painter; grandchildren, Dylan Reagan, Bryant Jeffers, April Johnson, Tabitha Strong, and Lee Cutshaw; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Bobby Hankins; special niece, Tammy Pitts; special nephew, Roger Allen; several nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren; and a special caregiver, Barbara Peters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everette and Lena Shelton; sisters, Billie Jo Allen, Evia Shelton and Edith Roberts; brothers, Bunk Shelton and Paul Shelton; and a granddaughter, Misty Painter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Thursday in the chapel of Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Lynn Mercer and Rev. Ray Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in River Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 pm Wednesday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Dylan Reagan, Roger Allen, Rodney Allen, Simon Townsend, Danny Pitts and David Shelton.
Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation Center, the staff of Caris Hospice, and the nurses and staff of 4 East at Greeneville Community Hospital East.
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