Leslie Gene Shelton

Published 11:44 am Sunday, March 5, 2023

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Leslie Gene Shelton, 72, passed away peacefully on Feb. 25, 2023 at Trellis Supportive Care, Winston Salem N.C. with his family by his side.

He was born on Feb. 21, 1951 to the late Leslie Smoot Shelton Jr., and Irma Jean Shelton, who survives.

Also surviving: 2 sisters, Debbie Vogler (Ed), Denise Mabe (Kelly); 2 daughters, Leslie Shelton Rossner (Gene) and Allison Shelton; and 3 grandchildren, Zachary Shelton, Skyler and Tanner Rossner, all of Raleigh.

Gene attended North Carolina State University and was an avid Wolfpack fan. You could always see him wearing his favorite NCSU attire. He loved attending NCSU football and basketball games with his favorite girls, Leslie and Allison. Gene loved playing golf and never missed dinner with his girls when they were growing up in Raleigh. Later in his life, Uncle Bill Shelton was a fun and important part of Gene’s life sharing all sports with him, and always cheering on N.C.State.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at Courtney Baptist Church, 3341 Courtney Church Road, Yadkinville. A private graveside service will follow.