William R. Shelby, 83, of Fairfield Glade, TN, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Cumberland House in Crossville.
He was born Jan. 8, 1933, in Covington, KY, son of Dallas Shelby and Virginia Marie (Morris) Shelby. William worked as a systems analyst for the United States Air Force Civil Service. He also was a member of the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church and the Crossville Elks Lodge. In addition, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Marie Shelby of Georgia; daughter, Sheila Marie Osborn of Ohio; step-son, Tom Henderson of Marietta, GA; brother, Robert Shelby of North Carolina; and sister, Elsie Shelby of Connecticut.
William was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas Shelby and Virginia Marie (Morris) Shelby.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  December 8, 2016