BOBBY RAY “BOB” SHELLEY
TUMBLETON.…Bobby Ray “Bob” Shelley, a resident of the Tumbleton Community of Henry County, Alabama, near Headland, passed away Monday morning, April 12, 2021, at Dothan hospital. He was 89.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M., Thursday, April 15, 2021, at New Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Joey Pettis officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. in the church sanctuary. Wright Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the New Zion Free Will Baptist Church, 9716 County Road 99, Headland, Alabama 36345.
Mr. Shelley was born on June 19, 1931, to the late Adie Shelley and Cora Stephenson Shelley. He graduated as the valedictorian of the Headland High School Class of 1949. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force as a motor pool mechanic. It was during the Korean War, that he was stationed in Wales, when he met his bride, Elizabeth Rosemary Shelley. He was an active member of New Zion Free Will Baptist Church. He was one of the owners/operators of Shelley’s Garage.
Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Rosemary; his daughter, Colleen Shelley Stokes; his sisters, Mary Lou Shelley and Kathryn “Katie” Shelley; his brother Ronny Shelley; his sisters-in-law, Delane Shelley and Miriam Shelley; and his nephew, Shane Shelley.
Leaving to cherish his memories are his daughter, Elizabeth “Kay” Griffin (Al); his son , Christopher Brian Shelley (Donna); his son-in-law, Thomas “Bubsy” Stokes all of Headland, AL; his granddaughters, Tegan Stokes Pearson (Jason) of Headland, AL and Laura Stokes Gray (Jamie) of Elmore, AL; his great-grandchildren, Austin Pearson, Anna Pearson, Brayden Pearson, Torrence Pearson and Ansley Gray; his brothers, Foy O’Neal Shelley, Tommy Gene Shelley both of the Tumbleton Community, Carl B. Shelley (Sue) of Houston, TX, and David Martin “Pete” Shelley (May) of the Tumbleton Community; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Don Fisher.
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