Charles Edwin Shelton
Mr. Charlie Shelton, 85, of Amelia Island, Florida passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
Born in 1933 in Roanoke, Virginia he was a child of the Great Depression. His parents, Haymond and Maude Shelton raised him and his siblings in Roanoke. After high school he joined the U. S Army where he served as a paratrooper. Finishing his military service, Charlie graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor�s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Thereafter, Charlie went to work with Dominion Energy. He would spend the next 38 years with them. He worked in Richmond, Virginia for many years. Later he would move to Argentina where he was General Manager of Dominion�s operations there. He always felt his time there was particularly successful due, in part, to the rapport with his Argentine co-workers. After several years in Argentina, Charlie returned to the states and finished his career with Dominion in Springfield, Illinois.
Over the years Charlie always stayed busy with various projects and activities. His qualities as a smart and analytical hard worker served him well. Whether it was restoring old homes, hand carving ducks, preparing fabulous meals or sailing he was always �all in� with everything. On Amelia Island he served as President of the Carlton Dunes Owner�s Association and volunteered at Baptist Medical Center, Nassau.
He adored his family. Whether with his wife, Evelyn or his children or grandchildren his happy and content nature shown through to them. They will always remember his advice in when pondering certain situations, �It is what it is�. Through the years Charlie was always supportive and generous to his family in so many ways.
Charlie leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Evelyn Romero Shelton of Amelia Island, his children, Linda Shelton Collier and her husband, Richard, of Atlanta, Georgia and Charles E Shelton, Jr. of Chatsworth, California; his siblings, Nancy Atkinson of Roanoke, Virginia and George Shelton and his wife, Sharon, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; his grandchildren, Win Collier of Atlanta, Georgia, Shelton Collier of Hurlburt Field, Florida and Ella Collier of Los Angeles, California.
Charlie will be remembered in a service at Amelia Baptist Church on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM. He will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Charles Shelton�s name for melanoma research at the Mayo Clinic to: Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32224