Cecil Monroe Shelton
November 18, 1945 – December 28, 2020
Cecil Monroe Shelton, age 75, of Raven, VA, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020. He was born November 18, 1945 in Raven, VA. He was the son of the late George Washington Shelton and Mabel Exie Proffitt Shelton.
He was also preceded in death by a special friend, Ruth Blankenship.
He resided in Raven most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and four wheeling with his many friends. Those who knew him say he never met a stranger, had a heart of gold, and was an extremely hard worker. He worked in the coal mines for over 30 years before retiring. He was a tough man and very resilient. He loved his family, especially his granddaughter, Kaidence or as he called her “Jo”.
Left to cherish his memory include his two daughters; Lora Osborne and husband David, Julie Sutherland and husband Lance; children at heart, Denise Keen and husband Andy, xcfbhSargent and husband William; one granddaughter, Kaidence Rayne Sutherland; one grandson at heart, Preston Gilbert; one brother, Herman Shelton and wife Valerie and numerous nieces and nephews.
A rolling visitation and a guest book for signatures will be available at Hurst-Scott Funeral Home, 1401 2nd Street, Richlands, 24641 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday, January 3, 2021.
As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Commonwealth of Virginia Mandate, the family will not be present at the funeral home. A limited number of people are allowed in the funeral home at one time. Facial coverings and social distancing are required at all times.
A graveside service will be held at Greenhills Memory Gardens, 11800 Governor G C Peery HWY, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609 on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Facial coverings and social distancing are required at all times.
A special thanks to his many friends that were always there to help. Arrangements are by Collins Funeral Home, 30 Riverside Hwy, Bassett, VA 24055 and Hurst-Scott Funeral Home, 1401 2nd Street, Richlands, VA 24641. Online condolences may be made at www.collinsmckeestonefuneralhomebassett.com
Cecil Monroe Shelton
December 30, 2020
We was on a 4 wheel ride and Cecil was in front leading the crowd. I had been ahead of crowd and hung a artificial snake up on tree limb in middle of trail. Cecil comes through leading the crowd. Seen the snake . Thought it was real. He pulled out his gun and shot that snake 2 or3 times. I will never forget that. He liked to never lived it down. We laughed at him and carried on about how he killed a rubber snake. We had many long rides back in them mountains. Thinking back that was the best times that we ever had.