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Leon Robert Shelby, Jr, Taylor Co., KY/Shiawasse Co., MI native (1924-2017)

He was retired from the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier. He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was an avid fisherman, loved travel and photography. He was a native of Owosso, MI, and a resident of Campbellsville, KY, at the time of his death here. He was the son of the late Leon R. Shelby, Sr & Elizabeth Parker Shelby, and the widower of Dollie Jean Ellis Shelby.
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Mr. Leon Robert Shelby, Jr, age 93, departed this life on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Campbellsville, KY, at his home.

At the request of Mr. Shelby, cremation rites were honored by L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Michigan.


Mr. Leon Robert Shelby, Jr, Taylor Co., KY/Shiawasse Co., MI native (1924-2017)

Mr. Leon Robert Shelby, Jr was the son of the late Leon R. Shelby, Sr & Elizabeth Parker Shelby, was born April 5, 1924 in Owosso, Shiawassee County, MI. He died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY at the age of 93 years, eight months, and seven days.

He was retired from the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier. He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was an avid fisherman, loved travel and photography.

He united in marriage to Dollie Jean Ellis who survives.

Besides his wife Dollie Jean (Ellis) Shelby of Campbellsville, KY he is survived by:
  • Four children: Sharon Boyd & husband Michael, Steve Shelby and Julie Powell, all of Michigan; and Roberta Oldfield of Richmond, KY

  • His special friends: Raymond & Bunny Morris and Billy and Jean Wallace, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Nine grandchildren

  • A host of great-grandchildren

  • And his furry companion: Buddy
Send condolences to the family of Mr. leon Robert Shelby, Jr.

Memorials are suggested to Hosparus of Green River and may be made online at The L.R. Petty Funeral Home website or in person at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY in charge of arrangement.


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Mr. Leon Robert Shelby, Jr, Taylor Co., KY/Shiawasse Co., MI native (1924-2017)



2017-12-14 - 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY - Photo from L.R. Petty Funeral Home.

Mr. Leon Robert Shelby, Jr, Taylor Co., KY/Shiawasse Co., MI native (1924-2017)


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