July 22, 1996 – May 13, 2020
On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, Parker Shelton, loving son and brother passed away at the age of 23.
Parker was born on July 22, 1996 in Henrico, Va to Christina and Carlton Shelton. He graduated from Hanover High School in 2014. He went to Christopher Newport University for 2 years before pursuing a career in construction as a project manager. Parker had a passion for all things hunting, especially with his father and close friends. He also loved dogs and he combined his two passions by training his beloved bird dog, Willie Nelson. He had a great passion for rehabilitating old trucks. Parker enjoyed physical fitness and chasing gains at the gym. He loved playing volleyball and shared his love of volleyball with the JV Boys Volleyball team as coach at Hanover High School. Parker was known for his candor on politics, quick wit, and light hearted joking that delighted every person he encountered.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Frances Shelton. Parker is survived by his parents; sisters, Nicole and Meredith Shelton; and his maternal grandparents, Barbara and Robert Flournoy, in addition to several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 25 at Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116. A celebration of life will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Pursuant to state regulations masks will be required for all who attend.
Donations may be sent to The JED Foundation and Speak Up.