James E. Shelby, 80

JULY 28, 1932-SEPT. 14, 2012

September 15, 2012
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James Elwood "Jim" Shelby, 80, of Williamsport, Md., passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at his home.

Born July 28, 1932, in Boonsboro, Md., he was the son of the late James J. and Blanche E. Haller Shelby.

He attended Boonsboro High School.

He was of the Christian faith.

Jim retired after 31 years of service from Hess Auto Supply in Hagerstown, Md.

Jim was an avid hunter. He also enjoyed the shooting matches at the Western Maryland Sportsmen Club.

He was a social member of the following clubs — American Legion 517 and VFW 6241, both of Mercersburg, Pa., Sons of Italy of Renovo, Pa., 40 & 8 Club of Mill Hall, Pa., and AMVETS Post 38 of Falling Waters, W.Va.

Jim was a lifetime member of the following clubs — Red Men Tribe 84, Masons 140 and Moose Lodge 2462, all of Williamsport, North American Hunting Club, South Mountain Rod and Gun Club of Smithsburg, Md., and Western Maryland Sportsmen Club of Sharpsburg, Md. He also was a member of Tall Cedars, Elks 378 and Eagles 694, all of Hagerstown, Legion of Moose 41 of Lewistown, Pa., Stony Cabin Rod and Gun Club of Paw Paw, W.Va., and AARP.

He is survived by a special companion, Shirley Brewer of Williamsport; four daughters, Pam Cavender and husband, Denny, of Mercersburg, June Bishop and husband, Rocky, of Clear Spring, Md., Peggy Shelby of Clear Spring, and Rhonda Needy of Funkstown, Md.; one son, Roy Shelby and wife, Annie, of Clear Spring; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Gloyd; and two sisters, Virginia Hutzell and Norma Jean Hutzell.

Services will be Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. David Sword will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, with masonic services conducted at 6 p.m. For the convenience of friends, you may visit the funeral home Tuesday after noon.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring.

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