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Donald Shelton

Donald Shelton, age 77, of Unicoi, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Lakebridge Nursing Home in Johnson City, TN. Born June 10, 1936 in Unicoi, TN, he was a son of the late Macon and Neva Mathes Shelton. Mr. Shelton proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was an upholsterer by trade, and was an avid fisherman.

Left behind to cherish his memory:
Wife of 47 years: Cidnie Shelton of the home;
Children: Carie Loisel of Unicoi;
Kevin Winnick and his wife Patsy of Erwin;
Grandchildren: David Loisel;
Tammy-Ann Hinkle;
Sarah Jarrad;
Stacy Winnick;
Several Great Grandchildren;
Brothers: Upton Shelton and his wife JoAnn of Searcy, AR;
Keaton Shelton and his wife Sheila of Erwin;
Sonny Shelton of Lexington, KY;
Uncles: Rex and Linda Mathes of Erwin;
Harry and Jennie Mathes of Erwin;
Aunt: Bertha Blevins of Unicoi;
Several Nieces and nephews.

The family of Donald Shelton request the honor of your presence as his life is remembered and honored in a military graveside service at 11:30AM Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Chaplain C. Dwayne Baird, D. Min. officiating. Those attending the graveside service will meet at Mountain Home National Cemetery by 11:25AM Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a memorial donation to the charity of your choice.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed by visiting our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Donald Shelton, through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 North Main Avenue, Erwin, Tennessee 37650, 423-743-9187.