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Visitation

Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Saturday February 15th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral service

Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Sunday February 16th, 2020
2:00pm

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Interment

David Rogers Cemetery
Sunday February 16th, 2020
3:30pm

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Carl Rogers Shelton

Carl Rogers Shelton, age 84, died peacefully at home on February 11th, 2020. Carl was born August 24th,1935 (or June 24th if it’s military) and began his military career with the United States Marine Corp at the age of 17. He was a proud service man and a member of the VFW Tuckasegee Post 9493. His family knew him best as a stern, fierce yet loving man. Carl loved to hunt and fish with his son, grandsons, and closest friends. He spent many weekends passing his knowledge and hobbies on to his adored grandchildren. If he wasn’t hunting or fishing, you could most likely find him tinkering in his garage or catching up with old friends outside the Speedwell General Store. Most in the Speedwell community knew Carl well and often had a humorous tale to share. With thick skin, he was a true mountain man, but would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need In his younger days, Carl worked as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic. There wasn’t much that Carl couldn’t take apart and put right back together “perfectly”, even with a piece or two left out. He understood the mechanics in a simple manner, much as he viewed life. He never needed or wanted much- just a hot meal, a truck to putt in, a dog by his side and a cold beverage in his hand. He is survived by his wife, Annette Moore Shelton, twin daughters, Kara Shelton Jones and Gwen Shelton, Grandsons, Mark Junaluska (Samantha) and Carlin Shelton (Kassie), Granddaughters, Kayla Junaluska (Matt), Rachel Jones and Carly Mundy, great-grandchildren, Laylan, William, Charli, Aubree and Zayden, much loved Sisters-in-Laws, Murriel Ashe Shelton and Martha Moore Hawkins, brother-in-law Charles Moore (Mary), special family, Mark Junaluska and Jeff Jones, along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by Parents, Frank and Willie Shelton, Brother John Shelton, Sister Frankie Jean Stewart (Cline) and his firstborn Son, Robert Samuel Shelton. Visitation will be held at Appalachian Funeral Home on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 from 6pm – 8pm. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 16th, 2020 at 2pm at Appalachian, followed with burial at Rogers-Hooper Cemetery in Cullowhee. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Rogers-Hooper Cemetery Fund, PO Box 2289, Cullowhee NC 28723

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Guestbook

I have had the pleasure of knowing Carl my entire life. It was also my good fortune to have known his uncle Rob, his wonderful dad Frank, his sister Frankie and his late son Robbie. They each had many of the same qualities that guided them through life, honesty, a strong work ethic, ingenuity, and above all a kind heart. Carl was committed to community and always tried to help others less fortunate than himself. Carl worked on alot of junk for me and most other people who knew him and was truly a mechanical genius. He could fix anything from an old mantle clock to a rock crusher. The greatest advice he gave me about driving an old wore out dump truck that he fixed for me constantly was, "the most important thing is just not going to fast and being able to stop." Warmest regards to the family, Frank Watson

Frank Watson Feb 16 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this , he was a sweet man. When he crossed over, Im sure Lester met him with a smile on his face, he thought a lot of Carl.

Betty littrell Bryson Feb 14 2020 12:00 AM

my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Toni

Toni Knott Feb 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Shelton

Toni Knott Feb 14 2020 12:00 AM

Carl's family were some of our first neighbors and friends in Cullowhee when we moved into the old Battle house on Parker Circle on Speedwell. I remember with amusement the day Carl and my dad, Gene Morris, needed to coax a bull out of the big pasture. It was spring, and swampy, and that bull didn't want to leave the cows. Carl suggested my dad twist the bull's tail to get him moving. It worked, but I guess you're supposed to let go fast and stand back. There was some flying and landing in mud, but as I recall the bull went through the gate. I will always recall Carl's heroic effort not to laugh. He was tough, but he could have fun too.

Susan Morris Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM

Ronald Pressley Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Shelton

Ronald Pressley Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM

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