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Shelton, Phillip B.

Shelton, Phillip B.

December 7, 1938 — October 15, 2020

Phillip B. Shelton, 81, died peacefully in his sleep October 15, 2020. Visitation will be 6-8PM, Thursday, October 22, 2020, with military honors being rendered at 6:15PM, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: IAFF Local 42 of Greater Kansas City, KCFD Community Assistance Program, Attention: Pam Solomon, 6320 Manchester Ave., Kansas City, MO 64133.

Phil was born in Kansas City, MO to the late Thomas B. and Merle B. Shelton. He spent all of his life in the Kansas City area, where he attended Central High School. Phil served in the US Navy after graduating high school. While stationed in Adak, Alaska he was on the Navy fire department. This led to a career with the Kansas City Fire Department, where he retired a captain after 30 years of serving the community. Phil was a 50 year member and actively involved in the Local 42 Firefighter's Union. He married his wife of 59 years, Violet Wilkinson, after she emigrated to the United States from Ireland. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing with his grandkids, and traveling. Phil would take his family on camping vacations when his daughters were young and also loved visiting Violet’s family in Belfast Northern Ireland. It was one of his favorite places to go. Being in the Navy and serving on the USS Midway was a great source of pride in his life. The ship is now permanently stationed in San Diego where he visited on several occasions. He also enjoyed chatting with his neighbors about the neighborhood he prided himself for knowing well.

He is survived by his loving wife, Violet Shelton; two daughters: Caroline Wills and Elizabeth (Kurt) Hamilton; grandchildren: Caitlin (Ryan) Knuth, Tyler (Kathleen) Wills, Megan Wills, Chase Hamilton, Brady Hamilton; and his great-grandchildren: Holland Knuth, Braeden Knuth, and Thomas Wills.

Service Information

Visitation will be 6-8PM, Thursday, October 22, 2020, with military honors being rendered at 6:15PM, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: IAFF Local 42 of Greater Kansas City, KCFD Community Assistance Program, Attention: Pam Solomon, 6320 Manchester Ave., Kansas City, MO 64133.

Shelton, Phillip B.'s Guestbook

So many good memories with Phil, Violet, Elizabeth and Caroline. I won't ever forget the trip we took to Mt. Rushmore. I thank him for gifting me those memories. Sending prayers and love to his girls. May his memory get you through this tough time.

Gina Haralson

So sorry to learn of Phil's passing. We have good memories of him and Violet as long ago neighbors and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Violet, Caroline, Elizabeth and their families.

Parker and Carol Haralson

Phil you will be missed. You were a great brother-in-arms. Clearly my time on the KCFD would be not have been as much fun without you.

Domenic Serrone

Such a sweet quiet man and loving husband to Violet (baby sitter extraordinaire)

Robin Fischer

Sending my deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of uncle Phil,wish we could be there with you all ,love Angela and Robert Bruce x

Angela bruce

My dearest and closest friend for over 70 years. My love and deepest sympathy to his wonderful family.

Bennett A French

Fondest memories of the passing of uncle Phil .Thinking about you all at this very sad time.all our love and prayers sent from Ireland love wee Marie and John xxxxxx

Mr Mrs bushell

I was so lucky to be a part of some of those camping Trips to Pomme De Terre. What a lovely family and my sympathies you all.

Sondra McDoniel Wilson

With deepest sympathy of uncle Phil sending all our love thinking of you all at this very sad time wish we could all be with you from Ireland xxxx

Edward Glynis Swaffield

In Loving memory of Phil sending all our love to the family and family circle from Ireland .Thinking of you all at this very sad time xxxxxx

Marie and Eddie Swaffield

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