Service for Elisha Andrew “Bill” Shellnut, Jr., 81, of Bridgeport, was Aug. 28 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Carroll Smith and Gary Sessions officiating.
Shellnut died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 8, 1930, in Baldwyn, Miss., to Hattie May (Cochran) and Elisha Andrew Shellnut, he married Mary Belle Gregg Jan. 2, 1982. Shellnut was a school teacher and worked for the IRS.
He became a Christian at an early age and was a member of Lakeside Church of God. He traveled and served in the U.S. Navy.
Shellnut is survived by his wife; sons Elisha A. Shellnut III and wife, Ruth, of Boulder, Colo., and Randy Dunn and wife, Yvonne, of Bridgeport; daughter Becky Taylor of Bridgeport; brother Tom Shellnut and wife, Sandra, of Pass Christian, Miss.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.