Donald L. Shelly

Donald L. Shelly


Donald Lon Shelly, 86, of Wesley Commons, died Friday, May 24, 2019, at Wesley Commons Healthcare Center.

Born January 21, 1933, in Berkeley Springs, he was a son of the late Herbert Shelly and Wilda Shelly Miller.

He was preceded in death by is wife Betty Van Fleet Shelly.

He was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving from 1951-1955, part of the Recommissioning detail for the USS Yorktown, CV10 and serving aboard the USS Antietam, CV36.

He retired as an insurance underwriter for Great American, Hartford Northbrook Property & Casualty Insurance Company after more than 25 years of service.

He was a member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, Past Master of Stonewall Masonic Lodge #124, A.F.M. in Troy, with over 42 years of service and was a York Rite Mason.

Surviving are a son, Donald Shelly, Jr., Manchester, N.H.; a brother, Herbert Shelly, Jr., Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Elizabeth Goodiel, Fairfax, Va.; grandsons, Ian Shelly, Duncan Shelly and Liam Shelly.

Memorial services with Masonic Rites will be held Thursday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at Asbury Hall of Wesley Commons with Rev. Kathy Hudson and Rev. Bobby Gilbert officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Memorials can be made to Wesley Commons, 1110 Marshall Road, Greenwood, SC 29646. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.