Shelor, Darcie Coan

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amem_barnDarcie Coan Shelor, age 97, of Pilot, entered heaven’s gate on November 18th at Radford Health and Rehab. He was born in Floyd County on March 5, 1919, and was the son of the late Bibley and Linnie (Gardner) Shelor.

Darcie graduated from Auburn High School and attended Bluefield Community College. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he served as an Airplane Mechanic Gunner – Technical Sergeant. Upon discharge, he worked for Leggett Department store and Triangle Machinery in Christiansburg before buying a small farm and moving back to Floyd County. He was employed as a farm equipment mechanic at Shanks Garage until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of Stonewall Church of the Brethren, where he served as Deacon.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Claribel (Fender) Shelor; four children, Gary Shelor and wife Connie, of Radford; Barbara Webb and husband Gary, of Riner, Cheryl Shull and husband Brian, of, Bridgewater, and Karen McMillion and husband Jeff, of Johnson City, TN.; nine grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.

Darcie lived a long, full life. He will be lovingly missed by his family and friends. His honesty, his humor, and his faith in God made the world a better place.

A service to celebrate Darcie’s life will be held at 11AM Monday Nov 21, 2016, at Gardner Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Hylton and Pastor Darren Landon officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 on Sunday Nov 20, 2016, at Gardner Funeral Home. Graveside military will be presented by Virginia Honor Guard National Guard and VFW Post # 7854 and American Legion Post # 127. Special thanks to Radford Health & Rehab for the care they gave smiley. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stonewall Church of the Brethren