Taylor P. Shelby, 81, of Pascola, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at his residence.
Born Feb. 6, 1925, in Rieves, Tenn., son of the late Willard Herman and Josie Weeks Shelby, he was a sheet metal worker and of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.
On March 8, 1944, in Union City, Tenn., he married Sammie Dee Shaw, who survives.
Survivors also include four daughters, Dora Cupp and husband, Donnie, of Bourbon, Mo., Dorothy McCormick and husband, Jerry, and Robin Faddis and husband, Arthur, all of Arnold, Mo., and Patricia Souders and husband, Kenneth, of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Mary Francis McIntosh, of Dyersburg, Tenn.; two brothers, Alton Shelby, of Newbern, Tenn., and Harold Shelby, of Porter, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Doris Shelby, of Bragg City, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Johnnie Shelby; one brother, Agie Shelby and two sisters, Vada Curtis and Lessie Younger.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the John W. German Funeral Home in Hayti, Mo., with the Rev. Dora Cupp officiating.
Burial was in the Terrace Hill Cemetery at Troy, Tenn.
Pallbearers were grandchildren, Matthew, Daniel and Mark Souders, Arthur Faddis, Jr., Adam Poletti and Timothy Lanbert, daughter, Dorothy McCormick and adopted son, Chad Hill.