Bobbie Dean Shelton went to be with the Lord at 11:08 p.m. on May 28, 2020 after a short stay in the hospital. He was 91.
Bobbie was born May 1, 1929 to Ellen (Johnson) and Clarence Shelton in Orrick, MO. He had two sisters, Thelma and Letha, and two brothers, Edwin and Earlwood. All who preceded him in death.
On September 10, 1962, Bobbie married the love of his life, Geneva (Cohoon) O’Dell and resided in Excelsior Springs. The blended family included six boys and three girls, Mike, Russ, Terry, Tim, Tamra, Kevin, Robert, Ellen and Larissa; as well as 14 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, with another on the way, and a great, great grandson who is due in August, 2020.
After retiring as a milkman from Country Club Dairy, Bobbie went on to deliver parts for O’Reilly Auto Parts. Bobbie was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time with and laughing together with his family and many friends. He was always found in church on Sundays. He was committed to taking care of his family and thoroughly loved going for drives with his darling wife of nearly 58 years. A devout Christian, loving husband, father, grandfather, he will be missed greatly by his family and friends.
Viewing hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, with graveside service at 1 p.m., Hillcrest Cemetery.
Honorary Pallbearers are Lee O’Dell, Brent O’Dell, BJ O’Dell, Kyle O’Dell, Jeremy O’Dell, Brian Shelton, Cody Shelton, Aaron Propst, and Shawn Hammond.
Our Sincere Condolences
Praying for the family during your loss. May he R.I.P.
Our prayers are with you all at this time. Lossing a parent is hard but the memories made will always be there to comfort you. God Bless.
Ernie and Pat Livingston
Sorry for your loss. Prayers to family.
Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great loss.
Bill and Jan Mayfield
Sorry for your loss. He loved working and visiting with people. He was a good man and I enjoyed visiting with him at the store and Chris’s.
Bobbie was one of the greatest men I have ever had the privilege to know. He was one of the first to make you welcome at his church and always had a story or joke to tell. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Our prayers to his wife Geneva and the rest of his family.
Mike & Barbara Britt
My heartfelt Condolences to Geneva and the entire family. No women could have wished for a more loving, gentle hearted Father-in-Law than I had in Bob. When my father passed 16 yrs ago he gave me the comfort of the absence of my own Father. He NEVER had a bad word of anyone. RIP… Now your in presence with your brothers Edwin & Earlwood I am sure something that left you hollow for the last few years!
To the family… I Love you ALL.
My thoughts and prayers with you during this adjustment as the Family sheep has left his flock and gone before the Lord.
My Deepest sympathy, Angie Shelton
You will be missed. You are a joyous spirit, always a a smile a hug for anyone. Your beloved family waited with open arms to see you once again.
Joyce & Terry McKown
My prayers are with each of the family members. So many wonderful memories of a special man. Rest in peace. I am thankful to have known Bobbie.
Judy J Wormsley
Bob was a good neighbor and have known him for many years. You will be missed.
So sorry to hear this and praying for you. Bob enjoyed gospel music and was always a friendly person. He will be missed but now is safely home with his Lord.
Doug & Winona Boston
I grew up in the Shelton household always going to Bobbi and Geneva’s house for school functions and Halloween parties and the kids were are at our house and my mom babysit Bobbi’s grandkids. I love that family like they were my own family and I will surely miss Bobbi smile and jokes.
So very sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. I will always remember the times he came to visit with Bob. They were always trying to out do each other with a joke! They are together again. Heaven look out!! A big hug to Geneva, I’ve really missed our hugs on Sunday mornings. Prayers to the family, remember all the good times. Love to all Sherri Belland
So sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts are with you.
Debra (Nance) Napier
Larry and I have been neighbors to Bob and Geneva since !973…the year we moved into our home. We always told each other we couldn’t have better neighbors! We will miss Bob’s concern for his yard, our yard, and for our trees which were shedding something each season. We joked, for years, about how our trees were so good about sharing. There’s lots of things we will miss about Bob, but most of all he was a good friend and neighbor. We wish the family all the best with the decisions coming.
Larry, Charlyn, Marc, and Brady Robinson