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Johnny E. Shelton, age 56, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2103 at his residence. Johnny was born on November 24, 1956 to Shirley Shelton and the late John Henry Shelton. In addition to his father, Johnny was preceded in death by a brother, Rick Shelton, and uncle and best friend, Fred Ashley.
Johnny loved antiques and collecting Indian artifacts. He also enjoyed NASCAR and was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan and collector. He was a retired truck driver.
In addition to his mother, Shirley Shelton of Mountain City, TN, Johnny is survived by his fiancé, Darlene Orndorff, of the home; sons: Johnathon Shelton of Mountain City, TN, Michael Dunn of Elizabethton, TN, Ryan Shelton of Mountain City, TN, Brian Shelton of Mountain City, TN, Tandy Williams, of Mountain City, TN and Christopher Arnold of Mountain City, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Tabitha Cornett Grindstaff and Jesse of Mountain City, TN; sisters and brothers-in-law: Debbie and Robert Roark of Trade, TN, Leza and Michael Mast of Fleetwood, NC;Tracie Shelton of Mountain City, TN, Kim and Dennis Mains of Creston, NC; brother, Jeff Shelton of Mountain City, TN; sisters-in-law: Annette Shelton and Michelle Salyer; grandchildren: Kendra Shelton and Synthia Shelton, both of Mountain City, TN; Johnny’s companion and friend, Precious; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Mountain City Funeral Home.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastor Barry Dunn officiating. Graveside service with Military Honors followed at the Phillippi Cemetery, conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard.
Active Pallbearers were Ricky Ray Shelton, Robert Shelton, Joshua Dollar, Three Orndorff, Chris Arnold, Tandy Williams, Jessie Grindstaff, Eric Main and Jeremiah Main. Honorary Pallbearers were Michael Blevins, Eddie Leathern, Rick Grindstaff, Larry Dunn, Larry Shelton, Michael Mast, Robert Roark, Conley-Bud Taylor, Eddie Taylor, Scott Orndorff, Preston Orndorff, Dennis Main and Tom Main.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, 1738 Red Brush Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 1738 Red Brush Road or at the home of his mother Shirley, Johnson Hollow Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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The family of Johnny E. Shelton has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.