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Theodore E. Shelton

April 11, 1925 ~ August 19, 2017 (age 92)

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Theodore E. (Ted) Shelton of Chattanooga passed away peacefully at home on August 19, 2017.


He was born in Hugo, Oklahoma and graduated from high school there in 1943. Shortly after graduation, he joined the Navy Seabees and served until the duration of World War II in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific.


After discharge he joined the Postal Service as a clerk in San Diego, California. He later became a Postal Inspector. Over the years he was assigned in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Washington DC, and San Francisco, California. During these assignments, he attended night school and earned a Bachelor's degree. He retired as Postal Inspector in Charge in 1979 in Chattanooga. He was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church.


He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Shelton; his sons Theodore E., Jr. and Charles Edwin; daughter Jane Vale; grandsons Matthew Vale, Joshua Vale, Johnathon Shelton, and Turner Shelton; sister, Wynona A. Bailey and niece Pam Sammons both of Alpharetta, Georgia.


A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 23 at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charlie Hyder officiating. Burial will follow at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.


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The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 22 from 4-7 PM and on Wednesday, August 23 from 10-11 AM at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

 Service Information

August 22, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Funeral Service
August 23, 2017

11:00 AM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Graveside Service
August 23, 2017

12:30 PM
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN

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