October 11, 1940 – March 28, 2017

Paul Justus Gerald Shelton, age 76, of Somerset, departed this life on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at his residence.

Paul was born on October 11, 1940, in London, KY, to the late Armps and Ethel Money Shelton. He was a laborer for Johnson Controls in Louisville, where he spent most of his working life and he loved watching old westerns.

He is survived by his wife, Wilretha Smiley Shelton, whom he married on August 9, 2013; a daughter, Tina (and Lonny) Morgan of Greensburg, KY; four step-children, Mark Smiley, Elvis Smiley, Brenda Sears, and Carol Bradley, all of Somerset; two brothers, Marvin Shelton, and Jay Shelton, both of East Bernstadt, KY; six sisters, Maude, Wanda, Brenda, Bonnie, Linda, and Rosie; thirteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Opal Philpot Shelton, whom he married on August 10, 1959, and preceded him on June 8, 1997; a son, Paul Shelton Jr.; three daughters, Crystal, Christine, and Beverly Shelton; three brothers, Woody, Ray, and Larry Shelton; a sister, Wilberta McQueen; and a step-son, Eddie Wayne Smiley.

Visitation will be on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 10:00am until 11:00am at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Paul’s Nephew and Niece, Bobby McQueen and Beatrice Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Money-Shelton Cemetery in London, KY.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Paul Justus Gerald Shelton.