TUSCULUM — Mr. Talmadge Glenn Shelton, of the Tusculum Community, passed quietly in his sleep at Durham Hensley Health and Rehabilitation on Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Shelton was a widely known Greene County dairy farmer. Glenn had served in many leadership positions with Greene County Farm Committees. He was awarded soil conservationist of the year.
After his retirement from farming, he became a skilled wood worker. He made many pieces of fine furniture for his family and friends. He also restored many old pieces of furniture.
He was an avid RVer. He, his wife and his late cousins Cleovis and Rita Shelton had traveled to many destinations in the United States and Canada. Glenn also was frequently found fishing in his favorite trout streams.
Survivors include his wife of seventy-two years: Alma Gibson Shelton; three daughters and sons-in-law: Peggy and Denver Shaw, of Chuckey, Sue and C.W. Baskette, of Gray, and Gail Gregory, of Simpsonville, KY; son and daughter-in-law: Charles Glenn and Christine Shelton, of Chuckey; special extended family member whom was like a son: Craig and Kathy Mitchel, of Greeneville; six grandchildren: Aleeta Shaw and Cody Storm, of Johnson City, Nancy Shaw Barbour, of Chuckey, Mike and Robin Baskette, of Lexington, KY, Dan and Cassi Baskette, of Alpharetta, GA, Michelle Walters, of Versailles, KY, and Regina and Fred Clouse, of Lexington, KY; three stepgrandchildren: Michael, Stephen and Bradley Gregg; Ten great grandchildren: Wes Baskette, Jack Baskette, Brady Baskette, Madison Baskette, Emmalee Barbour, Eli Barbour, Samantha Walters, Ashley Walters, Keith Clouse and Aidan Shaw-Storm; four step great grandchildren; one sister: Alaxes Estepp, of Afton; one brother-in-law: C.E. Gibson Jr. and wife, Norma, of Chuckey; Several nieces, nephews, and cousins; One Special cousin: Haulk Briggs and wife, Dorothy, of Greeneville; His physical therapist and special friend: Paul Solon, whom he affectionately referred to as “The Billy Goat Man.”
He was preceded in death by his parents: John Ambers and Ethel Shelton; Brother: Covell Shelton; and sister: Ossie Shelton.
The funeral service will be Saturday, December 17, 2011, at 7:00 PM at the Afton Chapel of Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service.
Interment will be 3:00 PM Sunday in Horse Creek Church of God Cemetery. Friends and family will meet at the cemetery for the committal service.
Visitation will be Saturday from 4-7 PM at the Afton Chapel of Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service and other times at the late home. The Rev. Dr. Walter Isley and the Rev. Rex Brown will officiate.
Pallbearers will be: C.W. Baskette, Mike Baskette, Eli Barbour, Cody Storm, Dale Estepp, Bill Hyder, Dan Baskette, and Ted Wilhoit. Honorary pallbearers will be: Roy Fleming, Dallas Lawing, Curtis Ramsey, Charles Ernest Shelton, Kenneth Lamb, Eli Mullett, Roy Shelton, Joe Brown, Howard Shaw, Gary Berry, Hobert Mercer, Mark Brown, Robert Ricker, Ryan Ricker, Steve Hyder, Warren Miller and Haskell Wilhoit.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Horse Creek Church of God Cemetery, Attn.: D.C. Wilds, 530 Old Jonesboro Rd., Chuckey TN 37641.
The family would like to thank all the caring employees of Durham Hensley for their excellent care. A special thanks also to Amedisys Hospice Care for their special care during Glenn’s last days.
Online register may be signed at www.jeffersmortuary.com.
Jeffers Funeral & Cremation Service, 208 N. College St., Greeneville, TN 37745 (423) 639-2141