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Joe Henry Shelton, age 99, of Brashear, Missouri, passed away Wednesday April 28, 2021 at the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri.

Born March 28, 1922 near Brashear, Missouri he was the son of Edgar M. and Lois Hill (Platz) Shelton. On February 23, 1947 at Brashear, he was united in marriage to Beulah Anita Crossgrove, who preceded him in death March 1, 2019 celebrating 72 years of marriage.

He was also preceded in death by parents; his brother, LTC (Ret.) Earnest Allen Shelton.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Lisa) Osborn of Brashear, Missouri; one son, Brent Shelton and husband Angel Bunao of Centralia, Missouri; three grandchildren, Justin Osborn (Maria), Jared Osborn (Jessica), Mrs. Alex (Kristin) Nelson; eight great-grandchildren, Peyton Osborn, Adasyn Osborn, Kheegan Moots, George Nelson, Finley Nelson, Jayden Barnhill, Ethan Knigge and Gracie Knigge; one niece, Margaret Ann Klein of Winchester, Virginia; one nephew, Douglas Shelton of Columbus, Georgia.

Joe was a life-long resident of the Brashear community where he and his wife were engaged in farming. He attended the Oak Dale Rural School through the 8th grade and was a 1939 graduate of Brashear High School. Following his graduation, he farmed with his father and brother. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army.

Following his discharge, he returned to the community that he loved, raising crops and cattle. He was a member of the Brashear Community Bible Church where he had served on many of the church boards and committees including the Board of Trustees and various building projects, and was an active member all of his life. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to all. He loved his extended family and most of all, served God faithfully and always made sure that someone in need was prayed for. We will miss his gentle and loving spirit and he will always remain in our hearts forever.

Funeral services will be held Monday May 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Brashear Community Bible Church in Brashear, Missouri. His son, the Rev. Dr. Brent Shelton will officiate, assisted by Rev. Donny Powell and Rev. Darrell Draper.

Burial will be in the Brashear Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Adair Co Veterans Funeral Honors and Missouri Military Honors.

Casket bearers will be: Rick Hale, Larry Billington, Lavern Gerhold, Randall Shahan, Josh Hettinger and Albert Zentz.

Visitation will be after 1:00 PM Sunday May 2, 2021 with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hudson- Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. At 9 AM Monday the body will be taken to the church where friends may call until the service time.

Memorials may be given to the Brashear Community Bible Church.