Berry Highland South


Jerry Shelton

April 12, 1940April 2, 2021

Jerry Shelton, 80, born April 12, 1940, of the Seymour community met his Heavenly Father on Friday, April 2, 2021. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was a 1958 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He was retired from Lay Packing Company with 38 years of service. He was also a Army National Guard member for seven years. He was a member of First Baptist Church Seymour and the Liberty Sunday School class.

He was a devoted grandfather in his grandkid’s lives lovingly encouraging them and attending and supporting them in many activities.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Shelton and stepfather Boyce Shelton.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Pat; daughters Terri Galyon (Rick); Brenda Canupp (Darrell); beloved grandchildren and great-children, Tyler Galyon (Kaci), Kara Howard (Brian), Lacey Smith and Dylan Canupp (fiancé Madison Jackson), Tavin Smith, Ronan Galyon, Harper Smith and Ainsley Galyon; soon-to-be- great-grandson, Felix Howard; and special friends Jay Will Shoffner and Wade Tolliver.

A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, April 6th at 3:00 p.m. at Berry Highland South Cemetery, 9010 E. Simpson Rd, Knoxville, TN 37920, officiated by Lin Reagan, Sunday School teacher. You are invited to view and sign the online guestbook at


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021


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Larry Richardson

April 6, 2021

Pat and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry 's death. It brings back so many fond memories of growing up in the same neighborhood with you and Jerry in Oak Ridge. Pat it has always been great to see you and Jerry thru the years. I will miss his smiling face and talking about the things we did together in our younger days. May God bless and comfort you and your family.

Larry and Betty Richardson

Sue Worthington White

April 5, 2021

Pat and family, so very sorry for your families loss. I will be praying for y’all and thinking about all of you. God bless you. Love Sue Worthington White🙏🥰

Arlene & Cary Frazier

April 5, 2021

Pat, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Arlene and Cary

Clyde Roberts

April 5, 2021

Ellen and I are sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. We were neighbors in Seymour but go back to our days in Oak Ridge. We played football in junior high school and were in ORHS 1958. For Pat and family we know you have lost a good husband and dad.

Clyde Roberts
Seymour&ORHS 1958

Uncle LS & Aunt Beulah McKay

April 4, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Will be praying for your whole family. Uncle L.S. And Aunt Beulah cannot come because of health issues. We (Margaret &Gary) will not able to attend either, but will keep you in our prayers.

Mike and Gail Canupp

April 4, 2021

Let God wrap His arms around you and find comfort in knowing Jerry is now Resting. We love all of you and are here for you
Mike and Gail