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William "Bill" H. Shelby
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Obituary for William "Bill" H. Shelby

William H. Shelby, 87, passed away on 10/19/2017 at home.  He was a U.S. Army Korean Veteran; 62 year member of the American Legion Worsham Post 40,and 39 year member of American Legion 40/8 where he held numerous offices. Bill was a founding member of the Burial Detail and the Memorial Crosses, former member of Cairo Volunteer Fire Department and was an Honorary KY Colonel.  He was a member of Ellen Moore Methodist Church in Fairfield, IL; and he retired from Continental Emsco/LTV. Preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, 2 sisters and son, Scott Rice.  Survived by wife, Beth of 42 years; Children: Keith (Tammie) Rice of Cairo, KY, Susan Rice of Lebanon, OH; Brother: Harold (Pat) Shelby of Robinson, IL; Grandchildren: Megan Rice, Mallory Rice, Laura McGrew, Brittany Shelton; 2 Great Grandchildren: Hannah and Alexis; nieces and nephews; and canine companion Shelby. Funeral Services will be Monday, October 23rd at 2:00 PM at Tomblinson Funeral Home in Henderson. Visitation will be Monday from 9:00 AM until service time at the funeral home. Bro. Michael Sweeny and Jana Heierman will be officiating.  Pallbearers: Keith Rice, Mike Shelby, Frank Poole, Tony Willett, Donnie Braden and Mark Beck; Honorary Pallbearers: James Taylor and Luis Cobos. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Full Military Rites will be conducted by Worsham Post 40 Burial Detail at the Grave site. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Worsham Post 40 Burial Detail or New Hope Animal Rescue. Online condolences may be made at www.

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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tomblinson Funeral Home Henderson Chapel

325 First Street
Henderson, Ky 42420





2:00 PM
Tomblinson Funeral Home Henderson Chapel

325 First Street
Henderson, Ky 42420

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Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Hwy 2084 S
Henderson, KY 42420

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American Legion Honor Guard Burial Detail

8721 Old US 60
Spottsville, KY 42458

New Hope Animal Rescue Center

526 Atkinson Street
Henderson, Kentucky 42420

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