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Jerry Martin Shelton

April 15, 1947 ~ April 21, 2021 (age 74)

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Jerry Martin Shelton, age 74 of Red Oak, Texas passed away Wednesday April 21, 2021 in Waxahachie, Texas. He was born April 15, 1947 in Ennis, Texas to the late Howard Lee and Juanita (Gladney) Shelton. A lifelong resident of the Ellis County area, he graduated from Red Oak High School and met and married the love of his life Lois. Jerry worked for more than 30 years for PCA as a corrugated box designer. He was a devoted husband and loving father; sometimes bull-headed and cantankerous, but always had a sense of humor. He loved the outdoors: golfing, fishing and tending to his garden. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Lois Shelton; brother Richard Shelton and sister Kay Cosgrove.

He is survived by children: Sherry White of Red Oak, Texas, Paula Murphy of Dallas, Texas and Stephanie Thompson of Quinlan, Texas; grandchildren: Brittany Barrow, Amanda Burton, Gary White, Ashley Palmer, Brandi Murphy, Taylor Capley, Aaron Godwin and Dallas Thompson; great-grandchildren: Jayden Barrow, Aurora Barrow, Landon Burton, Rhett Burton, Leland White, Cason White, Peyton Palmer, Emmitt Palmer, Nathan Ocampo, Allyana Martinez, Piper Capley and Baby Boy Capley; as well as many other extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, April 23, 2021 at Green Funeral Home, Ferris, Texas. Mask Required.

Graveside Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Red Oak Cemetery, Red Oak, Texas


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April 23, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Green Funeral Home
207 S. Wood Street
Ferris, TX 75125

Graveside Service
April 24, 2021

11:00 AM
Red Oak Cemetery
599 TX-342
Red Oak, TX 75154

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