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Anthony “Tony” Shelton

Anthony "Tony" Shelton


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.

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  1. Lisa & Randy Phelps says:

    Our sincere sympathy to Tony’s family and friends. I have many good memories of Tony, and his great sense of humor. Rest in God’s peace now.

  2. Linda Baker says:

    Will miss him. Tony always asked how I was feeling. We shared a common bond–both have pace makers. He was a kind soul and helpful whenever he could be. I am grateful that all of his pain and torment has ended. My wish for family and friends is to remember the good times.

  3. Madaline Hill says:

    I have known Tony for years and sad to hear of his death.He was a kind guy and always ready to help out when he could.He will be greatly missed in Tilden.RIP Tony

  4. Stacey Gibson says:

    Tony you are definitely going to be missed, my friend. Your smile and your caring attitude for others proved just how special you were. To know you was to love you. R.I.P.
    Condolences to the family!🙏🏽

  5. Remona Lawless says:

    So sorry. Prayers for all he loved and that loved him. He sure loved to dance and was so funny.

  6. Suzanne says:

    Gatorade I’m sure going to miss you. Know so many people loved and respected you. Jack of many trades. A master if talent. Rest my friend

  7. Paul wisely says:

    Sorry to see he was a great man got to know him at tilden at the Diner years ago eaters to the family

    • Paul wisely says:

      Sorry to see this he was a great man got to know him at the tilden Diner years ago prayers to the family

  8. Estella Denault says:

    I’m so sorry , he was such Funny, loving and man .will sure miss him .prayers for the family

  9. Beth Kane says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss 🙏🙏

    • Terri Lynn says:

      Rest In Peace Tony! This Is Hard 2 Believe, I’ll Always Remember The Funny & Goofy Times We Had! Ur Sure Gonna Be Missed By Many!!
      To The Family Sorry For Ur Loss, Tony Was A Good Guy!

  10. Catherine Pannier says:

    Jerry and I are so sorry for your loss. Tony was a good friend and would do anything for you. keeping you in my prayers.

    • Judy Kempfer says:

      Tony,my best friend.I love you and miss you so much. My life will never be the same without your visits everyday. You have kept my spirits high this past 2 years and made me laugh and helped me more than anyone ever has even during your bad times. I have treasured our times together especially these past 2 months after your devastating news of your bad heart and lungs.You never slowed down. There is a void in my heart that I don’t know how I can ever fill. No one has ever called me everyday and said ” how are you feeling today is there anything I can do to help you feel better”only you Tony! RIP my sweet,kind,caring friend.💔

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