Ray J. Shelton, age 80, of Wilmington, DE passed away August 27, 2022 after a long illness.
Ray was born in Avondale, PA July 13, 1942. Ray worked for the du Pont family on their farm in Granogue, DE in his early years then went to work for General Crush Stone in Media, PA for over 50 years, retiring as the foreman. He was a 60-year member of Brandywine Baptist Church in Chadds Ford, PA.
Ray was a big fan of NASCAR and attended races for many races during his lifetime. He also loved bluegrass music and attended the bluegrass festivals in Sparta, NC every year for over 30 years with relatives where he and wife had a home.
Ray was preceded in death by his daughters Dorothy Lorraine and Sandra Lynn Shelton, his parents Frank and Mina Shelton of Kennett Square, PA, brothers James Shelton of Kennett Square, PA and Charles Shelton of Charleston, SC, and twin sister Geraldine Mae Stoltzfus of Fannettsburg, PA.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anna Mae, daughters Sharon Volzone, and husband Bob, of Newark, DE and Robin Patrono, and husband Richard, of Galax, VA, as well as many nieces and nephews in PA, VA, NC, and TN.
Ray will be forever missed by his family and may friends. We know he is resting with the Lord Jesus Christ.
A viewing will be held on Friday, September 2 from 10-11 am at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803, with a funeral service at 11. Interment will follow the service in Brandywine Baptist Church Cemetery.