February 20, 1948 – February 9, 2017
Shelby R. Wolfenbarger, 68 of Monroe, died at 7:04 am Thursday at his home.
Family and friends may call from 1 to 6 pm Saturday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 6 pm. Pastor Bob Wood of Heritage Baptist Church will officiate.
Born February 20, 1948 in Middlesboro, Kentucky, he was the son of Shelby H. and Sylvia E. (Estep) Wolfenbarger. He married Jane J. Williams on August 14, 1971 in Lancaster, California.
Shelby served his country in the United States Air Force from October 3, 1967 to October 2, 1971.
He was employed by the Canadian National Railroad for forty-two years as a machinist/forman retiring in 2008.
Shelby was a member of the Big Spring Baptist Church in Tazewell, Tennessee and an active member at the Heritage Baptist Church in Monroe. He was a 1966 graduate of Thomas Walker High School, Ewing, Virginia
He enjoyed fishing and golfing and shot two hole in ones. He also worked part time at Lilac Golf Course and bowled on the Wednesday night league at Nortel Lanes.
Surviving are his wife Jane; sons Eric A. (Jenni) Wolfenbarger of Broadview, Ohio and Ryan S. (Teasha) Wolfenbarger of Monroe; grandchildren Emilia, Jakob, Kofi, Joy, Eve, Josie, Ryan Jr, and Noah; brother-in-law Tom Davis of Ewing, Virginia; nieces Cindy (Kenny) Rutherford and Jacki Williams.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Beverly Davis.
Memorials may be made to the Heritage Baptist Church Building Fund.
Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.