George "Jack" Shelton Jr.
Feb. 20, 1943 - Feb. 5, 2012
George "Jack" Shelton Jr. of Milton-Freewater passed away on Feb. 5, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, at the age of 68. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Milton-Freewater. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Jack to the First Christian Church Scholarship Fund, the Milton-Freewater Special Olympics or a charity of choice in care of the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.
Jack was born Feb. 20, 1943, in Ponca City, Okla., to George Sr. and Marjorie Shelton. He graduated from Ponca City High School in 1961. He then attended NOJC, OSU, and BMCC, where he received a degree in civil engineering. Jack married Judy Tash on July 25, 1964. The couple had four children. After a few years away from the Valley they eventually made it back to Milton-Freewater. Jack worked for the school district for many years, working with students in the role as disciplinarian, coach and mentor. He later announced for sporting events where he was dubbed "The Voice of Mac-Hi." Jack could be heard singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" throughout the Valley. Jack attended and was a member of the First Christian Church in M-F and supportive of youth activities.
Jack is survived by his wife, at the home; children, Mark and Mindi Shelton of Mollala, Lorrie Biggs, Lisa Shelton, and Michael and Carrie Shelton of Milton-Freewater; grandchildren, Austin, Mikaela, Abi, Emily, Anika and Joshua; siblings, David and Sally Shelton, Patti and Jerry Fox, and Carol Sherrard of Oklahoma; mother-in-law, Fergn Tash; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Jack was preceded in death by his parents. xx