Date: September 22, 2008 01:53AM
Ken Shelton passed away on September 13, 2009.
Mr. Kenneth Hugh Shelton died on Saturday, September 13, 2008 after a four month battle with brain cancer. Ken was born on March 9, 1922 in Forsyth County to William Robert and Florence Crissmon Shelton. Ken served in WWII in the US Navy on Destroyer Escort USS O’Toole.
Ken began his career at Piedmont Airlines in 1949 and retired in 1985 after 36 years of service. He went back for a short time to do some consulting work but, retirement kept home so busy he no longer had time for a full time job. He was one of the first 100 employees of Piedmont and was a past member of the Century Club and a current member of the Retiree’s Club. Ken was very proud of Piedmont and the family like atmosphere.
Ken was married in 1950 to Carrie Flippin who died in 1997. After Carrie’s death Ken enjoyed the company of a special friend Lois Motsinger who died in December of 2007. Ken is survived by children Kathy S. Wooten and Keith Shelton, grandsons Drew, Derek, and Darren Shelton, a granddaughter, and four great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday, September 15, 2008 from 7-9:00pm at JC Green and Sons Funeral Home, Winston-Salem, Wallburg Community. Funeral services will be held at Crestview Baptist Church, 1981 Union Cross Rd., Winston-Salem on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 1:00pm. Pastors Ottis Hurst, Clint Branch, and Robert Motsinger will officiate. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Flowers will be accepted but, donations can be made in Ken’s name to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, your church, or your favorite charity would be nice too. The family would like to thank Hospice, the members of Crestview Baptist Church, the many friends and family for all the support, calls, cards, food, and company. Ken knew a lot of people and made a quite a few friends over the years and many of you were there for him in his time of need. Online condolences can be made at www.jcgreenandsons.com.