Steve Shelton

Steve Shelton

Sunday, August 17th, 1947 - Friday, January 29th, 2021
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Mr. Steve Shelton, age 73, of Raven, Virginia went to his heavenly home on Friday (January 29, 2021) in a Richlands, Virginia hospital. Born August 17, 1947 in Tazewell County, Virginia, he was a member of Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. A lifelong resident of the area, he was formerly employed as a coal miner for Island Creek Coal Company and VP #1 and was a member of UMWA. Always showing himself friendly, he never met a stranger. He enjoyed Nascar racing, listening to music, and taking care of his animals, but most of all spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Smith; his father, Alvin Shelton; his brother, Oris Shelton, and one grandson Stevie Gene Nickels.
Those left to cherish his memory, include his loving wife of fifty-five years, Rita Shelton; one daughter, Sherry Nickels and husband, Donnie; two sons, Steve Allen Shelton and Christopher Wayne Shelton; grandchildren, Terri Nickels and Jeff, Jessica Carty Shelton and Brian, Bekki Elisher and Timmy; great-grandchildren, who were very special to him, Shalyn, Khloe, Brayin, Brantly, Arya, and Ava; brothers, Dwight Smith and Marie, Michael Smith and Sherry; best friend, Kelly Lawson; many other special family and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Tuesday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Frank Lester and Rev. Wayne Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in the Newberry Cemetery on Horton Ridge, Virginia.
Due to COVID restrictions mandated by the governor, a mask is required. For those unable or uncomfortable attending, the funeral service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page as well as our webpage.
Pallbearers will be Bradley Lester, Bobby Lester, Shane Lester, Shawn Lester, Brian Lawson, Jordan Lester, Dwight Smith, Jessee Smith, and Terry Sanders.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6 PM Monday.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 1st, 2021 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Monday, February 1st, 2021 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 1:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Frank Lester
    Rev. Wayne Shelton
  • Interment

    Newberry Cemetery
    Horton Ridge Road
    SWORDS CREEK, VA 24649
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Amy Hart

Posted at 12:03pm
My mother Phyllis Shelton Lester and I are kin to our Shelton family... Just want to tell you all how sorry I am for loss of Steve so my thoughts are prayers with you and family... God bless and love from Amy 💙🙏💙

Les&Brenda Lawson

Posted at 11:33am
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family and friends of Steve.He will definitely be missed by those who new him.

Linda N Brown

Posted at 08:45am
We went to Red Ash school together we always were good friends you will be missed-Linda Mosley Brown

Gerald and Tracy Tucker

Posted at 03:40pm
Rita, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We remember Steve with fondness, and we're so sorry for your loss.
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Posted at 12:45pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you all. Wayne & Anita Shelton, Walker & Suzanne Davis, Buzzy & Amanda Horton, Jesse & Larissa Patton
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