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Memorial Service: 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Location: Lebanon Christian Church 

Visitation: Following the Service at the Church 

Our brother, Carl Vincent Shelton, lost his 15-year battle with cancer in his Newport News, Virginia home, on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the age of 70.

A stranger to no one and loved by so many he maintained a smile and brought humor to the very end of his battle. Carl was a member of Lebanon Christian Church (of Newport News, VA) his whole life and leaves there many wonderful friends and family. A sports enthusiast, Carl enjoyed playing golf with his brother and father, as well as following football and baseball on a regular basis (even though he was often heard scolding the coaches through the teams losses). His smile was infectious and he enjoyed nothing more in life than being with his family and friends, and serving his Lord.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Frances Artman Shelton; daughter Sara Shelton Brinkley, and son-in-law Bevan Brinkley; son Jake Shelton; daughter Whitney Shelton; and granddaughters Hannah Brinkley and Addilyn Brinkley. He too lovingly leaves behind his 100 year old father Charlie Shelton,  brother Wayne Shelton (and wife Susan), sister Charlotte Neill (and husband Mickey),  brother Martin Shelton, and sister Phyllis Hunt (and husband Roane). Carl is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom he adored and cherished.

Carl is preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Overby Shelton and sister, Carolyn Shelton Goodlett, whom are all probably having a wonderful reunion in heaven.

A Memorial Service for Carl will be held at Lebanon Christian Church, 409 Yorktown Rd, Newport News, VA 23603, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers contributions are requested for St. Jude Children‘s Hospital. Every time you think of Carl, toss a quarter in your piggy bank for St. Jude, an organization near and dear to Carl’s heart (https://www.stjude.org/about-st-jude/faq/how-do-i-make-a-donation-in-honor-or-memory-of-someone.html).

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