BLOOMINGTON ---- Hubert J. Shelton, 79, of Bloomington, passed away Wednesday morning at the Bloomington Hospital.
Born November 28, 1925 in Greene County, he was the son of Ray and Ola (Patton) Shelton. He was married to Carol (Burch) Shelton.
He was a retired mechanic, having worked for Tom O'Daniel Ford and later for Griffith Motor Express, both in Bloomington. He was a US Navy veteran of WWII, where he served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Cabot which survived two Japanese attacks, weathered five typhoons, and earned nine WWII battle stars blasting 27 enemy war places from the sky in 15 minutes. Ernie Pyle, who spent a few weeks on the Cabot, said, "She slaps on some patches on the run and is ready for the next battle." Mr. Shelton had attended Solsberry Methodist Church, the Union Church in Hendricksville, and Cincinnati Christian Church. He was a member of the AMVETS and the VFW.
Survivors include: his wife Carol Shelton, of Solsberry; two sons, James Carl Shelton of Lizton, Ind., and Jerry Lynn Shelton of Solsberry, Ind.; one daughter, Cynthia Joan Breeden, of Bloomington; five sisters, Faye Arthur of Indianapolis, Anna Marie Wilson of Bloomington, Phyllis Tucker of Springville, Treva McGuire of Solsberry, and Anetta Holmes of Bedford; three brothers, George Shelton of Martinsville, and Dewey Shelton and Wayne Shelton both of Bloomington; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald Shelton and Lloyd Shelton; one daughter-in-law, Rita Shelton; one granddaughter-in-law, Ruth Ann Shelton; and one sister-in-law, Margaret Burch.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Bloomington. Burial will follow in the Solsberry Cemetery where the Veterans Honor Guard will perform military graveside rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be given to ALS Association, Indiana Chapter: 1980 E 116 St., Suite 105, Carmel, Ind. 46032.