In memory of
Rodney Edward Shelby
Rodney Shelby, age 79, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at a local hospital. He was born in Pensacola, FL, son of Vernie and Lucille Shelby. He was preceded by his wife, Lee Shelby. After graduation from Pensacola High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Essex. After his military service, he was employed at Monsanto Corporation in Pensacola, FL, where he worked as a very knowledgeable Instrument Mechanic for over 30 years. After retirement, he farmed raised cattle and was a beekeeper. Rodney was a proud Father and Grandfather. His survivors are daughters; Ronda (Terry) Hilburn, Renee Lafort, son; Michael (Jenny) Shelby, grandchildren; Teresa (Jimmy) Gilbee, Joshua (Erin) Lafort, Levi Shelby and Amber Holliman, 7 Great Grandchildren, one Great Great Grandchild, sister; Dianne (Bill) Smith, nieces; Cathy (Dale) Boyd, Donna (Rick) Johnston, brother; Craig Randall (Nikki) Shelby, nephews; Chris and Brad Shelby, 6 Great Nephews, and 2 Great Nieces. National Cremation & Burial Society in Milton, FL is entrusted with the arrangements.
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