MATTHEWS -- Charles Leroy Shelby, 87, died at 9:57 p.m. March 31, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born March 19, 1920, in Matthews, son of the late Charlie Edward and Nellie Gray Rather Shelby, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a self-
employed carpenter and attended Matthews Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include: one sister, Emma Lou Sloan of Savoy, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Elizabeth Shelby of Honolulu and Nedra Shelby of Matthews; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Shelby and Marvin Shelby; and one sister, Ruth Alene Shelby.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Joe McCullough, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery.