Graveside funeral services will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:00 A.M.
Graveside funeral services will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. for longtime Kern County resident, George Meryl Shelby, 70. Pastor Bill LeBarron officiated at the services. Mr. Shelby was born to Guy and Dessie Shelby on December 31, 1941 in Doniphan, Missouri and passed away in his Taft home on May 19, 2012. In 1944 he and his family moved to Fellows and in 1946 they moved to the Havenstrite Oil Lease, east of Maricopa. Mr. Shelby had been employed by ARCO for 30 years, retiring in 1992. He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Beryl Shelby and his sister-in-law, Birda Shelby. Mr. Shelby is survived by his daughter, Tricia Stuntebeck of Maricopa; his son, David B. Shelby; their mother, Cathy Shelby both of Santa Maria; his brother, Kenneth Shelby of Taft; his grandchildren, Josh and Kasey Stuntebeck; his great grandchild, Mackenley Stuntebeck; his nephews, Dennis Shelby and his wife, Judy, Allen Shelby and his wife, Toni, Kenny Shelby and Nicholas Shelby; his niece, Cherie Layton and her husband, Blake; his great nieces and nephews, Brandi, Luke, Alison, Lindsay, Cameron and Brandt. To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www..EricksonAndBrown.com. Beryl and Meryl are together again.