Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1934 RJC

Arthur Shelton ARTHUR LOYD SHELTON 88, of Odessa, TX passed away on Dec. 31, 2004, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX. He was born May 25, 1916, in Greenville, TX, the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Shelton. He married Ella Joyce Norton in Sept. of 1941, in Ranger. They moved to Odessa from Ranger in 1951. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Joyce in 1993. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. Before his retirement in 1983, Mr. Shelton was employed by Ref-Chem for 25 years. He is survived by a son Don Shelton and wife Rena of Monahans; a daughter, Kathleen Lackey and husband Mike of Odessa; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He went into the U.S. Army in 1942 and served during WWII. He attended school at Olden & Ranger & at the time of joining the service, he was employed as a truck driver. His family moved to Olden when he was in high school because his family's house in Ranger burned and they bought a farm in Olden, but Arthur continued in Ranger High School and Ranger Junior College. He graduated from Ranger Jr. College in 1936. He was known as "Pea Vine" and played a C-Melody saxophone with the band. His brother Ernest Franklin Shelton was in the RHS Class of 1926. At one time he owned Shelton's Ice Cream Parlor but it was operated by Arthur while Ernest ran a milk homogenizing operation. Their sister, Pearl Shelton had worked at Jiggs Cafe and died in 1986, while living at Greenville, TX. His brother Ernest Shelton (RHS-1926) was principal owner of Shelton Music Company in Odessa.