Joseph Victor Sheldon Jr.

November 3, 1936June 30, 2019

Joseph Victor Sheldon, Jr. (“Joe”) passed away peacefully at the Hospice House of Advent Hospital in Palm Coast, Florida on the morning of Sunday, June 30th at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife Martha (McCall) Sheldon, his sons; Joseph Victor Sheldon, III and Wilson Scarborough Sheldon, and his sister; Georgia. He is preceded in death by his father; Colonel Joseph V. Sheldon, Sr. and his mother; Dorothy Barwald Sheldon. Joe was born on November 3rd, 1936 in San Francisco, California. He and Martha were married in Charlotte in 1959, and he graduated from Belmont Abbey College in 1960. He had a successful career in sales his entire life, working for a variety of companies, finally setting up his own sales firm before retiring in Florida. He was an avid and accomplished tennis player. Joe could often be found on the tennis court teaching young high school and college students the basic fundamentals of the game, and coaching them along their way. He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church. The rite of Christian burial is scheduled for Saturday, July 13th at 10am to be held at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Reverend Paul Jagoe will officiate the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to either Belmont Abbey College, your local Humane Society, or the charity of your choice.


  • Graveside Service at Sharon Memorial Park Saturday, July 13, 2019


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Pat Willingham Zarantonello

July 20, 2019

Martha, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your husband, Joe. I am so glad, however, that you were together for 59 years. It is hard to see our Myers Park friends facing life’s difficulties, but that is a consequence of living to our age. I wish you the best in years to come.
Pat Willingham Zarantonello

William (Jack) Crosby

July 10, 2019

Joe was my dear friend for over 60 years starting when he was in prep school at Belmont Abbey and during his college days there. We stayed in close touch for all the years since his Abbey days and enjoyed similar work in the pharmaceutical industry during much of our similar careers. . As children my sons played with Joe and Martha's sons. The loss of my friend is the end of an important life long connection and I will miss him terribly. We are praying for God's comfort for Joe's family.


July 9, 2019

My sincere condolences of the loss of your father. I have no doubt that fond memories and God's grace will embrace you during the time of the loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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