Allen Fred Shelton, age 77, of Main Haven Drive, Vilas, passed away Tuesday morning, June 23, 2020, at his home.

Allen was born May 31, 1943 in Ashe County, a son of the late Fred Astor Shelton and Gladys Munday Shelton. He was the retired general manager the Coke Plant in Boone, and a member of Mabel United Methodist Church. Allen was a Mason, member of Snow Loge 363, and a Shriner, member of the Appalachian Club.

He is survived by one daughter, Glenda Shelton Wallace of Trade, Tennessee; one granddaughter, Emily Gentry and husband Steven of Mountain City, Tennessee; one grandson, Adam Wallace of Trade; one great-grandson, Conley Gentry of Mountain City; two sisters, Hearlie Osborne and husband Frank of Oxford, Pennsylvania, and Harlene Bennett of Oxford; one sister-in- law, Earle Jean Munday of Creston, and one brother-in-law, Gary Ellison and wife Jan of Todd.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Ellison Shelton; one son, Tim Shelton; one Brother, Ronnie Shelton, and a great-grandson, Carter Gentry.

Funeral services for Allen Fred Shelton will be conducted Friday afternoon, June 26, 2020, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 12:30 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Pastor Delmar James and Pastor David Ward. Masonic graveside rites and burial, provided by Snow Lodge 363, will follow in the Ellison Family Cemetery in Todd.

The family will receive friends Friday afternoon, from 12:30 until 2;00 o'clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Masonic Lodge 363, PO Box 2672, Boone, North Carolina, 28607 Mountaineer Ruritan Club, 1161 Highway 321 North, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or to Medi Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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