Randal "Randy" Shelton
Randal Keith Shelton, 61, of Brevard, NC, was called home by his Lord last Friday evening. The last thing he did was mow the grass with his new John Deere, thus those who knew him are assured he died happy, with a calm and peaceful soul. Randy joins his parents, Eugene and Mabel Shelton, and brothers David and Button who proceeded him in their journeys to heaven.
Randy leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 43 years, Debbie as well as his pride and joy, Jessica Gorman, his son-in-law, Shawn, and his adored grandchildren, Ava, Andrew and Alex. He is survived by his brother Marty (and children, Cody, Colby, Cacy and Cimmy) and sister, Angie (and children, Jordan, Christina and Ash). In addition, he leaves the five nephews of his departed brothers, who he considered sons: Shannon, Seth, Noah, Josh and Bub.
Born into a musical family, Randy and his siblings made music throughout their lives together. Randy was an accomplished drummer and founding member of the Sundowners, a band that made two records and took home the Battle of the Bands in 1976 at the local fair. Randy worked at Ecusta for 23 years, leaving to pursue his self-taught and incredibly successful videography business, Randy’s Video (ultimately Brevard Video Productions). Driven by his heart, Randy’s talent and passion for capturing memories led him to document hundreds of weddings and local school and community events. During this time, he impacted more lives than he could possibly be aware of, demonstrating what it means to be a good husband, father and friend. His later years were devoted to being a full-time family man, where he spent every possible moment with his grandchildren, going to Ava’s soccer games, teaching Andrew to play the drums and attending his and Alex’s ball games. During these years he enjoyed fishing, camping, canoeing and cooking with those he loved most.
Randy is widely known for his quick whit and spicy sense of humor. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. He is also most recently known as a fierce opponent against the proposed courthouse (if you didn’t know that, he would want you to.) Above all, Randy is known for his wonderful, well-used heart that was simply worn out from a good life full of loving and being loved as much as humanly possible.
The memorial service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, July 8, 2018 in the Moody-Connolly Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wells Fargo Bank c/o the Randal Shelton Memorial Fund.
Moody-Connolly Life Celebrations is caring for the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com.