Marion-Sam Shelton, 79, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Shawnee Christian Nursing Home in Herrin.
Sam was born on October 14, 1938 in Piggott, AR to Cleo Edwin and Frances (Alzreia) Shelton. He married Susan Geer and together they shared 39 years of marriage.
Sam attended Bardwell Kentucky high school and Paducah Junior College. He was the publisher at the Marion Daily Republican for many years and owned the Homemaker Newspaper. Sam was the past president of the Marion Chamber of Commerce and a member of First Baptist Church and the Marion Elks.
Daughter-Jill Holderfield and husband Virgil of Marion
Son-Scott Shelton and wife Melinda of Creal Springs
Son-Brad Angel and wife Cathy of Prosper, TX
Kristina and Aaron Barnaby of Marion
Bethany and James Branson of Iuka, IL
James “Adam” Holderfield of Marion
Joshua and Audrey Shelton of Belleville
Sarah and Brian Hirtzer
Alyssa and Brooklyn Mezo
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Steven Shelton
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 12pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959