Shelton P. Colson, Jr. ’47

Shelton P. Colson, Jr. ’47 went home peacefully to be with the Lord on June 21. He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Deloris F. Colson, and survived by his son, Shelton P. Colson III (Patsy), 200 N. Lakeside Dr., Fair Play, SC, 29643-2416; daughters, Lori L. Colson and Lisa L. Mayfield (Arthur); two grandchildren, Brooke M. and Cooper T. Colson; sister-in-law, Abbie L. Futch; and several nieces and nephews. A Jacksonville native, Shelton was a longtime member of First Baptist Church downtown and was once active in the bus ministry, chairman of the deacons, and treasurer of the King’s Servants Sunday school class. Retired from Langley Oldsmobile, he and was at Davidson when he enlisted in the Navy for WWII. LTJG Colson served in the European Theatre and the Far East.