Sunday, January 11, 2004

Obituary: Roy "Dunn" C. Shelton - Class of 1942

MADISON - Roy "Dunn" C. Shelton, age 79, was born March 25, 1924, and went to his eternal resting place Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004. Roy was born and raised in Madison, to the late Annabelle and Roy Shelton Sr. He attended Longfellow Elementary School and graduated from Madison Central High School in 1942. Roy participated in sports especially track and field. Since 1941 Roy had an unbroken record in track and field in long distance running. Roy was best known throughout Madison as an avid bowler. He loved music, especially jazz and loved to dance. Roy worked many years for the state of Wisconsin and retired in 1986. Roy married Vivian Kinsey and from this union six children were born. He later married Thelma Talley Feb. 14, 1980. Roy leaves to cherish his loving wife Thelma; his children, Michael Shelton, Sauk Village, Ill., Sharon Banks, Chicago, Ill., Bonita (Harold) Ferguson Hinsdale, Ill., Lawrence (Ineicer) Shelton, Calumet City, Ill., Judith Shelton, Chicago, Ill., Rita (Alvin) Henderson, Madison, Georgia Underwood, Madison, and Veronica Kelly-Blakley, Chicago, Ill.; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Corrie Talley, Spartanburg, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Margaret McIntyre, Madison, and Carol Talley, Spartanburg, S.C.; many nieces and nephews; his lifelong friend, Charles Collins, Madison; a special adopted son, Ronald Smith; and a host of other friends. Services will be held at noon Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH, 2019 Fisher St. where friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service. Minister Melva Bishop will officiate and burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Cress Funeral Service 3325 E. Washington Ave. (608) 249-6666

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 11, 2004

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