Anthony “Tony” Shelton, 60, of Tilden, IL; born on June 17, 1961 in Madisonville, KY; passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Sparta Community Hospital.
Tony was a hardworking man who cared deeply for his friends,family, and community. He was a member of the Clarmin Baptist Church and the Tilden Coon Club. He enjoyed raccoon hunting, fishing and brightening others days, even when he wasn’t doing well himself. He worked as the maintenance director for the Village of Tilden as well as serving as a board member for many years, gaining admiration and respect from his community along the way.
He was preceded in death by his father – Herbert Shelton; brothers – Dwayne Shelton and Timothy Martin; sister – Sandy Frieman.
Tony is survived by two sons – Anthony “Jason” Shelton of Tilden, IL and Logan Shelton of Tilden, IL; daughter – Jaime (Michael) Waterman of Coulterville, IL; two grandchildren – Anthony Jason Shelton, Jr. and Jenna Marie Shelton; mother – JoNell Sprouse; three siblings – Pamela (Noal) LaRoe of Tilden, IL, Terry (Melissa) Martin of Marissa, IL, and Pamela (Randy) Blankenship of Tilden, IL; sister-in-law – Jill Martin; several nieces, nephews, and a close friend who he held dear to his heart, Judy Kempfer.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Higgerson officiating. Interment will be held at Tilden Cemetery.
We ask that everyone in attendance please come wearing a face mask to protect yourself and others. If you are symptomatic, please stay home.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.