Stephen Shelton, 85, of Linden, Tenn, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

He is survived by his wife, Lema Dell Ledbetter of Linden; son, Terry Shelton of Linden; daughter, Sherry (Carlton) Gordon of Decaturville, Tenn.; three half brothers; four half sisters; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ila Plunkett; and two half sisters.

The Shelton family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Parsons Mortuary. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at Parsons Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Parsons Mortuary Chapel with burial to follow at Sardis Ridge Cemetery.

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