Billy Ray Shelton

December 13, 1942March 28, 2019

Billy Ray Shelton, age 76, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at a local hospital. He was born on December 13, 1942 in Tracy City, TN to the late Harold and Nellie Shelton. Billy was one of nine children, and was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Burna Deane Shelton, and a brother, William Shelton. Billy was survived by his daughters, Michelle Neeley and Samantha Shelton, sister, Ruth, and brothers, Buster, Raymond, David, Jerry, Bobby and Johnny, grandchildren, Brittany Shelton and Gage Landers, great-granddaughter Arianna Shelton, many nieces, nephews, cousins, in- laws and friends. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors. Please share your memories of Billy with the family at Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Graveside Service Monday, April 8, 2019

Billy Ray Shelton

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Ellen Davis

April 3, 2019

RIP Uncle Billy,
We love and will miss
you so very much.
Tell my Aunt Burna
We miss and love her
so very much also.
And Please tell my Daddy Don
Mama and I miss him xoxo

Juanita VanBuskirk

April 2, 2019

I remember the fun times we had in our younger years. Life has changed so much for all of us. You are with your Love where you belong again. You both were such wonderful people. RIP

Mary Cutler

March 31, 2019

Billy I loved you from the time you and Burna got married. You made her face light up. We had a ruff life and your family did too. I Thank You for Loving her. And Us. Don loved you too. I will miss seeing you and talking to you Love and miss you! Mary

Ami Brogdon

March 31, 2019

Thank you for accepting me and taking care of me just as if I were your birth daughter! You never hesitate to do something kind for anyone, regardless of the situation. I am happy you are now back with the woman whom you cherished for life ❤️. I love and miss you both!
Love, Ami

Evonne Johnson

March 31, 2019

Billy you were one of a kind we all love you so much you will be missed

Brenda Harmon

March 30, 2019

Safe trails, Uncle Billy...roll call accounted for...

Mr. Billy, you were one of the kindest, gentlest men I have been blessed to meet. Thank you for your service.

Miss Burna and you are at peace and pain free.
Ernie Parsons and Brenda Harmon

Natalie Nunley

March 30, 2019

He was kind and helpful in any way he could be. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him was blessed.

We love you “Papa” and are Thankful to have had you in our lives.

Elaine Nelson

March 30, 2019

I love Billy, and am so thankful my Sister Burna had him for a husband. He was a kind gentle soul whenever I was around him. A hard worker, loved keeping a beautiful yard and garden. Billy always had something interesting to talk about and share. I pray I see you in Heaven. John 3:16 ( Jesus said) For God loved the wold so much, He gave His only Son that anyone who believes in Him, will not perish but live forever.

Samantha Shelton

March 30, 2019

Loved by all, my Dad was the greatest man there was. He was always there for us, really he was always there for everybody, especially his family. I miss him so much already. But he is with his heart again, my mama! I will miss them both forever. I miss you Daddy! Love you. Give mama a hug & kiss for me!