Shelton, James Randy
Birth: Thursday, October 27, 1966 in Atlantis, Florida
Residence: Hollywood, Maryland
Death: Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the age of 49
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James Randy Shelton, 49, of Hollywood, MD passed away on July 10, 2016 at his in-law's residence in Virginia. Jim was born on October 27, 1966 in Atlantis, FL to Renate Klara Anna (Jahnke) Shelton of Bath, NC and the late James Rodney Shelton.
Jim graduated from Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield, CT and the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL. While at FIT, Jim met his future wife, Megan Kathryn (O'Connell) Shelton. They were married on July 7, 1990 and had recently celebrated 26 years of marriage.
He was employed by the Department of Defense in Indianapolis, IN and Patuxent River, MD. He was an avionics engineer for the V-22 Osprey program which took the family to Philadelphia, PA and Arlington, TX. Jim most recently was the Lead Interoperability Test Engineer for Man Flight Simulator at Pax River.
Jim was a coach for his daughter and sons' teams in the St. Mary's Youth Soccer League and Pax River Raiders Football team. He was a member of the Pax River Navy Sailing Club and a founding member of PaxSpace, a non-profit organization located in Hollywood.
In addition to his mother and wife, Jim is also survived by his children Kailey Anabel Shelton, Connor Shelton and Hunter Shelton, all of Hollywood, MD; his siblings, Scott Michael Shelton (Renee) of Cary, NC and Sonya Renee Olson (Tony) of Enfield, CT; his in-laws Bob and Mary O'Connell of Midlothian, VA; his godson, Roman Lawlor of Atlanta, GA; and many extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father.
Family will receive friends for Jim's Life Celebration on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with "Minute Memories" at 7:15 p.m., at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will be private. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.