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Robert Lee Shelton

November 10, 1929 — January 16, 2021

Robert L. Shelton, age 91, of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Baptist Health, in Madisonville, KY. Mr. Shelton was born on November 10, 1929 in Evansville, IN to the late Dillian and Elizabeth Byers Shelton. He was a 1947 graduate of Poole High School and was the owner of Shelton Construction Company for 65 years. Mr. Shelton was a member of Christian Assembly Church in Millstadt, Illinois.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years ~ Bettye Gilbreath Shelton of Dawson Springs, KY; a daughter ~ Mary Beth Coy of Dawson Springs, KY; a son ~ Scott (JoAnn) Shelton of Frankfort, KY; six grandchildren ~ Mance (Mary Grace) Chappell, Kyle (Jill) Chappell, Brittany Coy (Bill Waford), Ben (Savannah) Coy, Abby Coy (Austin Clark) and Adriana (Tyler) McKinney; and four great-grandchildren ~ Elly, Bert, Colby and William.

Mr. Shelton is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter ~ Yvonne Shelton Chappell; a sister ~ Dorothy Humphrey and a brother ~ Edward Shelton.

Graveside Services for Robert L. Shelton will be at Rosedale Cemetery in Dawson Springs, KY on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Steve Coy officiating. Pallbearers will be Mance Chappell, Kyle Chappell, Ben Coy, Bill Waford, Austin Clark and Tyler McKinney.

In an effort to deter the spread of covid-19 face masks and social distancing will be required. Mr. Shelton’s service will be streamed live on Beshear Funeral Home Facebook beginning at 2:00 PM CST on January 19, 2021. (To view: “Google” beshearfuneralhomefacebook and select “videos” among the menu options).

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