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Bruce Wayne "Pappa" Shelton
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Obituary for Bruce Wayne "Pappa" Shelton

Bruce Wayne “Pappa” Shelton of 432 Church Ave., Danville passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He had been in declining health for three months. He was born June 2, 1954, in Pittsylvania County to the late James Earl Shelton and his wife, Bessie Shelton. He graduated in 1972 from Tunstall High School. He was a Correctional Lieutenant at the Danville Adult Detention Center for nearly 30 years. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Shelton was predeceased by his first wife, Tommie Sue Hubbard Shelton and mother-in-law, Maury P. Hubbard.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Blalock Shelton; his son, Darby Shelton, and wife, Leslie Shelton; and grandson, Cameron Shelton. He is also survived by his mother, Bessie Shelton; his sister, Sydney Marie Gauldin of Pittsylvania County; and his brother, Michael Shelton of Richmond, Va.

He also leaves behind his beloved German Shepherds, Bailey and Katie.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel with Dr. Danny Campbell, of the Tabernacle, officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the funeral home immediately prior to the service, and at other times at the son’s residence, 750 Tuscarora Dr., Danville.

The family respectfully suggests memorial donations to the Danville Pittsylvania Cancer Association, 223 Riverview Dr. Suite J, Danville, VA 24541 ( or the Danville Area Humane Society, P.O Box 3352, Danville, VA 24543 (

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpk., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Shelton family. Online condolences may be made at

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Memorial Service




2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Memorial Contribution

Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association, Inc.

223 Riverview Drive, Suite J
Danville, VA 24541

Danville Humane Society

996 South Boston Road
Danville, VA 24540

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