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Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Harrison Lee Shelton

February 5, 1941May 18, 2020

Harrison Lee (“Hop”) Shelton, age 79, passed away May 18, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Pemberton, West Virginia to Albiom and Virginia Shelton. From there, the family moved to Helen, WV, where Hop met Lynda, his lifelong friend and future wife.

Hop proudly served in the U.S. Army, including two tours of duty in Viet Nam, until his retirement after 21 years of service. Subsequently, he served for another 20 years with the Veterans Administration hospital system. He was an avid angler, but his greatest joy was spending time with his wife and family, especially his granddaughters. He will be remembered and missed as that rare combination of no-nonsense demeanor and gentleness.

Mr. Shelton is preceded in death by his six siblings: Bev, Connie, Danny, Doris, Jim, and Sonia. He is the last of the siblings to pass away.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Lynda Shelton; one son, Rob Shelton and wife Kathleen; two granddaughters, Emily Jiang and husband Josh, and Erica Ross and husband Jack; his longtime furry companion Gerald; and many other relatives.

The private funeral service will be Friday, May 22, 2020 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. The private burial service will be Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Lynda Shelton; one son, Rob Shelton and wife Kathleen; two granddaughters, Emily Jiang and husband Josh, and Erica Ross and husband Jack; his longtime furry companion Gerald; and many other relatives.

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Services

  • Private Funeral Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Private Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memories

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Steve & Dorie Stevens

May 29, 2020

We are so sad that Hop is away from you and us, but so glad that he's with the Lord. We pray for your comfort and strength. If there is any way we can be of assistance, please call. God bless you.

Peggy W Grunwell

May 20, 2020

So sorry, Lynda. May Jesus hold you ever so close during the days ahead. Know Hop saw my Pam and Jack as he was welcomed home. And one day we will see them all. Love and God bless.

Norma Alvarado

May 20, 2020

Dear Family:

I am very sorry for your loss, although there are not enough words to express the loss of a loved one; I know in my heart he will be watching over you and he has already gone home to be with our Lord.

Donna Sutton

May 20, 2020

From a visit to Ft. Polk in the 70’s, our daughter coined the phrase: ” Uncle Hoppie’s hopticopter” and we still use it today! So proud of his service and his unwavering love for my sister!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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