Mr. Shelton Owen Smith, age 65 of Sanford, NC (formerly of Moncure, NC) transitioned into eternal rest on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford, NC.
Mr. Shelton Owen Smith (Check), son of the late Thelma Novella Smith-Harris and Hubert Toomer, was born August 2, 1955, in Chatham County. He departed this life on Saturday, April 17, 2021 after a brief illness.
Shelton was a Northwood High School graduate, Class of 1973, and very active Northwood’s sports/athletics (basketball and track) programs. He worked at Webster Poultry for many years and worked in the janitorial business with a close friend, Lynn Taylor. He taught himself how to play the guitar, loved to walk, listen to various kinds of music and was an avid reader of books, newspapers, magazines and enjoyed watching his TV. Shelton grew up in Moncure, North Carolina and later moved and resided in Sanford, NC.
Shelton was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Harris, in 2011 and his father, Hubert Toomer in 2016, his brother, Danny Harris, in 2019 and his son, Michael Bellamy in 2020.
He leaves to mourn: One (1) Son: Brandon Monroe (Fayetteville, NC); Four (4) Sisters: Karen Marsh (Ricky); Faye Toomer Neal; Janet Toomer Pugh; Gabrilla Toomer Singh (Ronnie), all of Moncure, NC. Three (3) Brothers: Alvin Harris (Bernie) (Apex, NC); Donell Toomer (Fuquay Varina, NC); Jasper
Toomer (Moncure, NC). Three(3) Grandchildren, Malik, Zaiden and Iyanna (Sanford, NC) and One(1) Uncle, 3 Aunts, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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