Shelby Ray Pallette Sr., 85, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at his home. Shelby was a native of Princess Anne County and the son of the late William Harrison and Lillian Hartley Pallette.
He was the brother of the late William “Pluck” Pallette, Faye Agee, Elma Johnson, Mary Anne Biseck, Aubrey Pallette and Roy Lee Pallette.
Shelby was a builder and developer of residential and commercial real estate. He served his country in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles.” He loved to cook; when he filled your stomach, he fed your soul. He loved to tell a good joke, tell you a story and kept you smiling with his witty sense of humor. He was an avid golfer, and he loved to dance.
Shelby was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and loyal friend who will be deeply missed. He was a brave fighter to the end.
He is survived by three children, Kimberly Pallette Anderson, and her husband, Chuck, Shelby Chaplain Pallette, and his wife, Leeane, and Shelby Ray Pallette Jr., two sisters, Betty Wise and Jean Wright; grandchildren, Bailey Anderson Schaufele, and her husband, Paul, and Ashley Anderson Pond, and her husband, Daniel; great-grandchildren, Molly Kay Schaufele, Charles Louis Schaufele and Emma Kristine Schaufele; and his best friend and rock, Jacquelina “Jacqui” Brown.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. Interment will follow in Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201.
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