Verle W. Shelby, 82, of the Woodlawn community, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018. He was born January 5, 1936 in Lincoln County. Verle served in the Air Force for four years. He was a Baptist. He retired from the United States Postal Service. Mr. Shelby enjoyed reading, being outdoors, and being surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Shelby; mother, Verda Puckett Shelby; sister, Eva Mae Rauls and son, Gary Shelby.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Crutchfield Shelby; daughter, Rhonda Epnett and husband, Ray of Watson Chapel; daughter, Deborah Herring and husband, Don of Sheridan; son, Jeremy Shelby and wife, Stacy of Hot Springs; grandchildren, Steven (Heather) Waschalk, Josh (Karen) Waschalk, David (Jessica) Waschalk, Jamie Stewart, Miranda (Ernie) Hand, Ashleigh Shelby, Summer (Dillon) Sowrheaver, Lindsey Shelby, Abby Shelby; nine great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sister, Imogene Gibson of Pansy; brother, J. H. (Rita) Shelby of Wilma and brother, Roger (Wanda) Shelby of Ruston, Louisiana.
Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Buie Funeral Home in Rison. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery near Rison. Visitation will be prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.buiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. (870)325-6216