James Woodson Shelton, 82, of Hickory passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 at his residence. Born August 21st, 1938 he was the son of Austin Guy Shelton and Lilly Mae Southard Shelton. He worked for Clark Tire for 50 years and Walmart a number of years.
His wife of 59 years Johnnie Ruth Shelton; a daughter, Amanda F. Setzer (Donald) of Hildebran; a son, James Edward Shelton (Debbie) of Morganton; three sisters, Corrina Craig (Bill) of Elon, NC, Lorraine Hanks (Andrew) of Reidville, and Juanita Hanks also of Reidsville; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren survive him.
His daughter, Patricia Ann Finch; a sister, Margaret Rice; and a brother, Austin Guy Shelton Jr. preceded him in death.
The funeral will be 2:00 pm Thursday June 3rd, 2021 at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Aaron Causby officiating. Burial will follow at Jenkins Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Shelton family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.
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