In memory of
SHELBURNE, George George Aldredge Shelburne peacefully passed away February 15, 2021, in Dallas, TX. He was born on September 3, 1939 as the second child of Dr. Samuel Ainslie and Gertrude Aldredge Shelburne. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jessie Shelburne; son John and wife Tanny Shelburne, grandchildren William Samuel and George; daughter Alice and husband Mark Sarmiento, grandchildren Julia Rowan, Olivia, and Nathan; and sister Alice Neild. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Samuel Ainslie Shelburne Jr., and son, William Robert Shelburne. He was a graduate of Highland Park High School class of 1957 and Southern Methodist University where he was an active member of Kappa Alpha Order. George received his Master of Accounting and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Michigan in 1964. Upon returning to Dallas, George practiced law and accounting for over 50 years. As the perpetual scholar, George was always learning. History was his favorite topic of study, specifically the Civil War and World War II. This curiosity was something he shared with his children through road trips to battle sites, staying up late watching documentaries and old movies, and long-winded stories way over their heads. Music was something George felt in his soul. While he appreciated all genres, nothing brought him more joy than a live symphony performance. He would conduct from his seat as discreetly as possible and try not to "make a boob of himself." He would let it all go on the dancefloor where George could really shake a leg. His later years were surrounded by family and friends. His Lunch Bunch, fellow classmates of HPHS class of '57, meant the world to him and brought full circle, a life well lived by a lifelong Dallasite. The family will hold a private service for George. The family requests that if you would like to honor his life, please consider a donation in his name to Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Highland Park Education Foundation, SMU Mustang Club, or the charity of your choice.
View Full Obituary ›