Angus Lamar Shelton, 75, of Altha, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at his home. Lamar was born in Altha on April 30, 1945, to Barney Lee Shelton and Lorene Summerlin Shelton. Lamar lived in Calhoun County most of his life and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Lamar spent his life in Calhoun County. He was known as a “man of few words,” but he lived a life with great impact. After graduating from Altha High School, he enrolled in the United States Army for two years. He then attended Enterprise State Community College on a basketball scholarship before returning to “Shelton’s Corner.” He was a businessman and entrepreneur at heart. He and his mother ran Shelton’s Store for many years, and he ran B&L Land Clearing with his father. For many years, people would stop in at the store for a “cold drink and chips,” and he developed many friendships over the counter that will last forever. He loved watching basketball and spending time outdoors. Lamar was a Florida Gator fan, and he loved spending time on his tractor and farming. His grandchildren would always bring a smile to his face.
He is preceded in death by his father, Barney Lee Shelton, and his brothers, Harold and Ralph Shelton.
Survivors include his mother, Lorene Shelton; his wife, Shelia D. Shelton of Altha; his sons, Andy Lamar Shelton and his wife Ramona of Marianna, and Brent Deason Shelton and his wife Lesley of Spanish Fort, Alabama; a daughter, Karen LaDease Shelton of Altha; his grandchildren Emma Whitehead, Alexa Eanes, River Shelton, Leah Whitehead, and Cole Shelton.
Services to honor and to celebrate Lamar’s life will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2021, at New Shiloh Cemetery near Altha with Reverend Danny Mann officiating. The family will receive friends 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Saturday at Adams Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 3023 Bump Nose Rd. Marianna, FL 32446.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com 850-674-5449
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