Shelton, 93, of Alderson, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at
Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home.
Melvin was born November 24, 1922 at Alderson, WV and was the last
surviving child of Willie Grant and Margaret Mitchell Shelton.
Melvin graduated from Alderson High School, class of 1942
Mr. Shelton was a WWII Army Veteran, was a member of Pence Springs
Community Church and was a retired mechanic from Valley Ford in
Alderson. He was formerly employed by Gene Byard Ford, Roger Dean
Ford and Bert Wolfe Ford in Charleston, WV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters,
Thelma Epperly and Ruth Spruill; and brothers, Forrest, Fred, Howard
and Ralph Shelton.
Survivors include his wife Lola Coiner Shelton; daughter, Melissa
Margaret Shelton Scott of Winchester, VA; son John William Shelton
and wife Amy of Green Bank; and special granddaughter, Ella Scott of
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Monday January 18, 2016 at the
Pence Springs Community Church with Pastors Roger Persinger and Sam
Groves officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the
Pence Springs Community Haven of Rest Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until time of the
service on Monday, January 18, 2016.