James Marshall “Jim” Shelton

James Marshall "Jim" Shelton
James Marshall “Jim” Shelton

James Marshall “Jim” Shelton, 77, of Amarillo, TX died Monday, March 9, 2020.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 12, 2020, at North Amarillo Church of Christ with Glen Walton, Charles Yeager, and Cecil Burch officiating.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jim was born September 8, 1942, to Cecil and Polly Shelton.  He graduated from Palo Duro High School, attended Lubbock Christian College on a full athletic scholarship, earned his Associate Degree from Amarillo College, and then attended West Texas A&M

Jim’s six-year career in the Army placed him in Korea and Vietnam.  He played on the All Army Basketball Team and served in Army Special Forces during the Vietnam Conflict.

Jim married Cyndy Jackson on April 23, 1970, in Amarillo, TX.

He loved horses and his dogs, Blondie and Skeeter.

Jim owned Jim’s Golf Stix for years, and managed Heath Furniture.  Jim also served as a Church of Christ minister in Shallowater for four years where he was known as a great singer, and a member of the group “Just Us.”

Survivors include his wife, Cyndy Shelton, of Amarillo, TX; a daughter, Carrie Hands and husband, Dr. Martin Hands, of Amarillo, TX; a sister, Velma Anderson and husband Frank, of Angleton, TX; a grandson, James Martin Hands, our special grandboy.

10 Replies to “James Marshall “Jim” Shelton”

  1. We are so sorry for your loss, Cyndy and family. We will miss Brother Jim, he was a good Christian man. We will have you and family in our prayers. God is our comforter. God bless you. Love you sister

  2. Jim will be missed by everyone he ever came into contact with. Our prayers are with you Cindy and family. I am thankful that I have the sweet memories of Jim to cherish!

    In Christ name,
    Penny Tucker Lamb & George Lamb

  3. We offer our condolences to Cindy, Carrie and the rest of the family. Jim will surely be missed. He was truly an inspiration to many who knew him. Gone to be with the Lord who knows His faithful servants.

  4. Rest in peace, sir. Thank you for your military career. Thank you for showing who Jesus is in your and your wife’s lives. You will be missed, sir. Your wife, daughter, and husband and the grandson will carry on your devotion to your Lord in their own lives. We remember your songs, “Swing Low”, and “This World Is Not My Home.”

  5. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow morning, but will try to see you at the service. We love you guys and are including you in our prayers. Jeff lll is out of town

  6. Rest In Peace Jim You will be missed by family and friends. Our sincere condolences to your family. May God give comfort and strength during this hard time Our Love
    Chuck and Debi Hix
    Houston Tx

  7. Cyndy and Carrie and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have many wonderful memories of Jim. May God bless you and comfort you as only He can.
    Edwin and Pat

  8. We will miss this sweet friend & his great bass voice .Deepest sympathy to you Cyndy ,Carrie & family .Love & prayers

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