Larry Dow Shelton, 69, of Pinehurst, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 11, 2017. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Walstonburg, North Carolina. Born in Wilson County, Larry was a son of Marjorie Grace Hardison Shelton and the late John D. Shelton. He learned hard work at a young age, being raised on a tobacco farm. He was a graduate of Saratoga Central High School, class of 1966. Larry would go back to school in his 40s when he would earn his bachelors degree from Campbell University. His work as an engineer and plant manager would move him to Raleigh, Sanford and Thomasville, Georgia, before retiring to Pinehurst, North Carolina, in 2016. Larry was the husband of Leslie Shellenberger Shelton. He was the brother of Terri Shelton Skinner, husband Jim, and Tim Shelton, wife Joni. He was the uncle of Walker John Shelton and Corri Skinner McQuaid, husband Steve. He was the grandson of the late Larry Nelson Shelton, Eleanor B. Shelton, Lala Cunningham and Jacob Hardison. Donations in Larry's memory may be made to the John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital, c/o Archbold Foundation, 910 S. Broad St., Thomasville, Georgia 31792.
Published on May 15, 2017