of West Memphis, AR
October 14, 1950 - April 3, 2021
Irvin Elbert "Bert" Shelton was born in Turrell, AR on October 14, 1950, and passed from this life at his home on April 3, 2021. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 9th, at 2 pm, graveside at Crittenden Memorial Park.He is survived by his son, Jerry (Michelle) Shelton of West Memphis, 3 daughters, Amanda (John) Kinney of Marion, Stacey (John) Drake of Marion and Brandie (Donnie) Spicer of Somerville, TN, a brother, J.C. (Bonnie) Shelton of Greenway, AR and a sister, Faye (Robert) Motter of Oak Park, MI. He is also survived by his 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. Leat and Carly Emmerdean (Fields) Shelton and a sister, Sarah Stanton. Bert was a former Marine, a career police officer with over 40 years of service to the public and a Master Mason. He loved being a stalwart source of strength for his family and friends. He was a military history buff who also enjoyed traveling in his motorhome with his dog and traveling companion, Dutch.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be directed to C.O.P.S. https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/donatepage
Prayers for Bert’s children and my sweet cousin Faye. I had not seen Bert in years but still have fond childhood memories of our times together with other cousins at family reunions. Like Jimmy said, the bond and love of family keeps us close In our hearts.
Praying for his children .I know he is loved so much and will be missed. I appreciate all he has done for me. And will always have him in my thoughts and heart.
I'll always remember going to Uncle Bert's as a child. He was a wonderful man and he will be forever in our hearts. Praying for you all!
I remember Bert, as J. C. Shelton's brother. J.C. was married to my sister Pauletta, until her death. I know that Bert was respected in Marion, as a police officer. It takes a special person to serve the community, as he did. We are sorry for your loss. May God bless you all as you are going through this time.
God bless you and your family
Burt was a very good police officer and a person . He work part time with me on a AmbulanceBACK IN THE 80 ,Prayers for family and friends.
Will always remember the day inspector earned my respect. Was with the PD 2 weeks messed up ask the meet him in a parking lot where he chewed my butt. 30 minute later he called me to Flying J to drink coffee with him, talked about everything but what i did wrong after that we became friends. Brother go rest high on the mountain. Will see you later and have coffee.
Sorry for your loss.Praying for the family during this time
Bert was not only a good officer but also a good friend. Rest well brother.
Bert was not only a work colleague prior to his long deserved retirement, he was my cousin. I worked with Berts department from time to time on case's and always looked for my cousin when my travels brought me to this department. After his retirement I didn't see Bert much, but the Great thing about my family is the never ending bond in our hearts. We don't have to see each other to feel the love of family. I love bert now and forever as always. Prayers for healing for his family.
Inspector Shelton was a great man that will definitely be missed.
Had the honor to work with this amazing man for several years and knew him for even longer. Rest easy brother until Valhalla.
Bert was a great guy who dedicated many years of his life to protect others in West Memphis. I thank him for that service and I pray for his family during this time. May God bring comfort to the family.
To Valhalla goes the Warrior, Semper Fi..Friend.
My heart and prayers goes out to your family
I had the privilege of working with Inspector Shelton. He was my commanding officer for many years. I always enjoyed shifts with him and always loved rewriting my reports after he marked them up with red ink. A great man who will be missed and remembered by many. Prayers for the family. Rest In Peace Sir.
A good friend and a man that had a great big heart and would help any one and ask nothing in return. Irvin Elbert "Bert" Shelton will be missed.
My prayers and thoughts are with Mr.Sheltons family during this time. Ive known Mr.Shelton all my life. He was a wonderful person and Im grateful to have know him growing up.
Proud to say I got to work this man, Rest In Peace my friend.
Inspector Shelton, was a good man, who was there when you needed him. His legacy will live on!
Bert was a great officer and a good friend
Semper Fi, my brother. Rest well!
Burt was a good man and a friend. We worked together a lot while on the police department. He was actually the person who talked me into applying back in 1982. My oldest daughter passed last month and now she has another friend with her
Bert was my buddy from the day I met him, he was a pseudo Grandfather to my boys and a source of strength for me always. I will miss my conversations with him, but mostly I will miss that wit and those hugs! He has joined Matthew in heaven and now Matt has a friend and a buddy. I know he will rest in peace, he was a peaceful man in life. My condolences to Jerry, Amanda, Stacie and Bourbon, love you all, and my heart is breaking for each of you, for your loss and all our our loss, he was a great friend and mentor.
Burt was a really good friend and I worked along beside him many years in law enforcement. Burt will truly be missed. Prayers for his family and RIP my brother
Good man, good friend, thank you for your service Bert. Prayers for your family.