Shelton L. Bivens

June 7, 1943 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 77)

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Mr. Shelton L. Bivens. 77, of Stillmore, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 07, 2021 after a long battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his loving wife and life partner of 45 years, Delorous Bird Bivens, one son Scott Bivens (Brandi) of Houston, Tx, one daughter, Jody Mooney (Stacey Ethridge) of Hopulikit, Ga., 2 step-daughters, Barb Domen (Bruce) of Florida, Karen Welch (Nicky) of Tennessee, 10 grandchildren (Christopher Boynton, Klarissa, Brandon, and Hollis Welch, Brooke and Haleigh Bivens, Dustin Parker, Brenna Boudreau, Taylor Thomas, Jeremy Martin) 3 great grandchildren ( Ivy McDonald, Sophia Welch, Nova Boynton) plus numerous nieces and nephews, as well as close friend Tommy Green. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Ethel Fouse and Orville Shomaker, 3 brothers, J.W. and Tommy Joe Bivens, Chris Shomaker, and one sister, Linda Foster. A native of Texas, Mr. Bivens moved to Georgia in 2012 following his retirement so his wife could be nearer her family. He served in the US Army, 8th Infantry Division, and the 2nd Armored Division in Germany during the Berlin Crisis of the early 1960s. After his military service, he spent 30 years as an over-the-road truck driver. He was an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors all his life, an excellent mechanic who built and drove his own race car, and built and raced RC boats and airplanes.


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