Billie R. Shelton, 87 of Vernon, died on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Vernon. A celebration of life ceremony will be held by the family at a later date.
Shelton was born Feb. 28, 1927 in Odell. He was the son of the late Forrest Shelton and the late Faye Wynn. He married Penny Porter Walker in April of 2002 in Wichita Falls. He had been a resident of Wilbarger County. He was a welder, truck driver, farmer and rancher. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. In his youth, he was an amateur rodeo roper. He was a member of Odell Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Penny Walker Shelton of the home; two sons, Cary Shelton of Dallas and Hugh Shelton of Hereford; five grandchildren, including a granddaughter, Melissa Sellers of Hurst, who was raised by the family; one great-granddaughter; a stepdaughter, Cyndy Walker Twedell of Fort Worth, and a stepson, John Walker of Vernon.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.