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John Palmer "J.P." Shelley

June 28, 1971October 4, 2013
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John Palmer (J.P.) Shelley, 42, of Piperton, TN, passed away on October 4, 2013. Born in Memphis, TN, J.P. graduated from Germantown High School and attended Mississippi State University. J.P. leaves behind his loving wife of nearly 19 years, Beverly, son Palmer, daughter Emme (nicknamed “KoKo” by her daddy), mother Joy Hancock (Bill), brother J. Andrew (Kimberly Stegmaier) of Boston, MA, sister Alexa of Boone, NC, in-laws Jerry and Phoebe Corder, Matt and Lisa Harris, three nephews, a niece and hundreds of friends and loved ones. J.P. was an expert contractor known for his skillful craftsmanship. He spent time as a professional chef and loved to cook for his friends and family. He was a true family man who most loved spending time with his beautiful wife and children. J.P. was preceded in death by his father James (Johnny) Shelley whom J.P. lovingly took care of during a long battle with cancer. J.P. loved hunting, spending time outside gardening, and renovating homes for his family. J.P. always enjoyed making people laugh and was named "wittiest" of his high school graduating class. J.P. was very loved and will be missed by all who knew him. The family will gather at Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar Avenue for a time of sharing and refreshments on Monday, October 7th from five o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening. Services will be held at the church J.P & his family attended, Central Church, 2005 E. Winchester Road, Collierville, TN 38017, beginning at ten o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, October 8. In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up for his family at Metropolitan Bank, 1661 Aaron Brenner Drive, Memphis, TN 38120 or donations may be made to Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville. Online condolences and floral tributes may be offered by visiting www.memphisfuneralhome.net.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 7, 2013

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Stephanie Tayloe

December 6, 2013

I can t tell you how hurt I am to learn,just today of the death of our John Palmer, he was such a sweet boy and
I loved him so.I am so sorry.

Betty Stuckey

October 27, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

October 27, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Margaret, Gary Campbell; Betty, Rick and Jarrett Stuckey

Sylvia Pegram Willis

October 10, 2013

My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Natasha Smith

October 9, 2013

MR. SHELLEY AS I CALLED HIM WAS A VERY SPECIAL MAN
WE ALL ENJOYED HIS HUMOR AT HOME DEPOT STORE 0703 ON TRUSE PARKWAY. WE ALL AS A PRO TEAM : NATASHA SMITH TONI SAMPLE BRYAN MYERS JOEY BAILEY NIC WOODS AND CHRIS HACKETT WILL MISS HIM SO VERY MUCH. I WAS TRULY HEARTBROKEN WHEN I WAS TOLD OF THIS HORRIFIC TRAGEDY.A FEW OF US HAVE J.P.S. WRITTEN ON OUR APRONS IN HONOR OF MR. SHELLEY. HE AND I WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT KOKO AND PALMER A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE HIS LIFE WAS TRAGICALLY TAKEN.

Jeff Mahoney

October 9, 2013

Alexa,

So sorry to hear about this tragedy. You and J.P's family are in my prayers.

Patrick Rowland

October 8, 2013

JP was a great man. What a loss to us all. The thoughts and prayers of the Rowlands and all the guys at Building Materials go out to the Shelley family. We will miss him greatly.

Stephanie Sloan

October 8, 2013

Dearest Alexa and Family,

We are so very sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your brother, son, spouse and father. Even thought we were not fortunate enough to have known him we want the family to know we are praying for you all. May God be with you all today and in the days to come. God Bless.

Bo Reynolds

October 8, 2013

For one you have so much respect for - words do no justice. He and Bev were great neighbors. I watched both his children grow up next to me. His love and interaction with them was priceless. He will truly be missed.

Shelby Furr

October 8, 2013

JP was a special person, the kind whose spirit will endure for a long time to come. Through the suffering of his loss may we find comfort in knowing that we have a man of his greatness up there on our side. My heart and thoughts go out to his family during this time.

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