Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, December 26, 2020 in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, 212 Mt. Zion Church Road, Webster, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Walter Shelton was born on October 2, 1947 in Preston, Georgia to the Ilois Jordan Shelton and the late Felton Shelton. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Pricilla Clark, and one sister, Hattie Burton. He was educated in the public school system of Webster County and was a graduate of the Webster County High School class of 1966. Following high school, Walter enlisted in the United States Army in which he served his country proudly in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he served as a usher. Walter was employed as a Truck Driver at J&M Tank Line for over 41 years of dedicated services. On March 17, 1971 two hearts became one when Walter married the love of his life Otha Lee Williams. Walter loved fishing, playing pool, strolling through the flea market and loving on his grandchildren.
He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife of 49 years, Mrs. Otha Shelton; four children, Willie James Williams Sr. (Emma), Mary Ann Washington, Mary Louise Adams (Kelsey Sr.), and Walter Bernard Shelton Sr. (Annessia); nine grandchildren, Tanneshia, Japonica, Ivory, Willie Jr., Walter Jr., Kelsey Jr., Alexia, Iman, and Ke’Lizzia; seven great grandchildren; a loving mother, Mrs. Ilois Shelton; three siblings, Canton Shelton (Ethel), Easter Shelton, Tansie Foster; two aunts, Mattie McKee, Elera Strawbridge; a devoted nephew, Antron Shelton; three godchildren, Torrence Burney, Rev. Dr. Timothy D. French, and Robin Waters; six devoted friends, Thomas Rhymes, Sammie Sneed, Leon Banks, Bobby Moore, Mrs. Mamie Moses, and Randy Hurley; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.