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Leon Robert Shelby, Jr

April 5, 1924 ~ December 12, 2017 (age 93)

          Mr. Leon Robert Shelby, Jr, the son of the late Leon R. Shelby, Sr and Elizabeth Parker Shelby, was born April 5, 1924 in Owasso, Michigan, and departed this life on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Campbellsville at his home. He was 93 years of age.

          He was retired from the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier. He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was an avid fisherman, loved to travel and photography.

          He united in marriage to Dollie Jean Ellis who survives.

          Besides his wife Dollie Jean (Ellis) Shelby of Campbellsville, he is survived by four children: Sharon Boyd and husband Michael, Steve Shelby and Julie Powell, all of Michigan and Roberta Oldfield of Richmond; his special friends: Raymond and Bunny Morris and Billy and Jean Wallace, all of Campbellsville.

          9 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and his furry companion Buddy.


          At the request of Mr. Shelby, cremation rites were honored by L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville.

          A memorial service will be held at a later date in Michigan.

          Memorials are suggested to Hosparus of Green River and may be made online at or in person at the funeral home.

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