ARLINGTON -- William "Bill" Shelton, 90, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, July 30, 2016. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Visitation: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Arlington Children's Building Fund, in honor of Bill's grandchildren and great-grandchildren, 301 S. Center St., Suite 500, Arlington, Texas, 76010. Bill was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Davies County, Ky. He proudly served his country in World War II in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise. After attending Murray State in Kentucky, Bill married the love of his life, Shirley Tice Shelton. Bill worked for Baker Hughes Service Tools for 41 years. He started his journey as a roughneck on an oil rig in Indiana and ended his career as vice president of marketing in Houston. Baker Hughes constructed an American flag and plaque in his honor for his loyalty, honesty and strong work ethic. Throughout his life, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason. Bill also served as deacon for the First Baptist Church of Granbury. Serving his fellow man was Bill's passion in life. Whether through his church, the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, or helping his fellow neighbor, Bill lived his faith in Christ through his acts of generosity and kindness. When Bill met his personal Savior in heaven I'm sure he heard the words, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Shelton; mother, Cassie Hector Shelton; father, Ellis Shelton; brother, George Shelton; sisters, Virginia Garrison and Oleen Barron. Survivors: Daughter, Robin Shelton Bishop and husband, Bryan Bishop; grandson, Bradley William Bishop and wife, Alesia; granddaughter, Kristin Ann Bishop, all of Arlington; and many wonderful nieces and nephews with loved families. Bill was blessed to have good and faithful friends throughout the years. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Please accept my sincere condolences on your recent loss. May the God of peace, Jehovah, comfort you during this most difficult of times. I hope these 3 scriptures aid in that comfort. Thank you. Isaiah 25:8 “He will swallow up death forever,
    And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.”
    , Revelation 21:3,4 “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4?And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
    , John 5:28,29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life”

  2. We have already been missing Bill since he needed to move to Arlington and no longer come to First Baptist Granbury. Please be assured of our prayers for your family as you adjust to this loss. The great thing is he his healed and whole again with God in Heaven. We did really love Bill. He was a faithful servant of his Lord.

  3. We send you thoughts of peace and courage. As you comprehend this profound loss… let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. It is comforting for us to know that God does not cause suffering and that one day it will end. James 1:13; Rev. 21:3,4.

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