Bobby Shelton


JONESBORO — Bobby W. Shelton, 78, of Jonesboro, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

Bobby was a Baptist and his greatest enjoyments in life were his dogs, being around children and listening to any music by Johnny Cash. He loved watching his favorite TV shows, Three’s Company, Sandford and Son and the Dukes of Hazzard.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, J.S. and Ruth “Johnnie” Shelton; one brother, J. D. Shelton; a sister, Kathryn Simpson; brother-in-law, Floyd Simpson, Sr.; and sister in law, Jimmie Lee Shelton.

Survivors include two nephews, Ronnie Shelton and Floyd Simpson, Jr.; niece, Donna (Bryan) Owens; two great-nephews, Ryan (Jessica) Shelton; Reid (Jenella) Shelton; great-niece, Abby Owens; great-great-nephew and niece (twins) Ripp and Everly Shelton.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Nettleton Cemetery with Ronnie Shelton officiating and Emerson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

All other services will be private.

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