Obituary for Edward Eugene “Dobie” Shelor

Edward Eugene “Dobie” Shelor, 82, of Draper, passed away Monday, February 28, 2022. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Pulaski. He retired from Volvo Trucks after 23 years of service and was a meatcutter at Garters Food Center and Food Fair. Dobie loved restoring, rebuilding and then selling old cars and from that love of cars, he co-founded the NRV Street Rod Association. He was a loving family man and friend to everyone he met.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Levi and Delsie Shelor; brother, Vernon Shelor; and sister, Kathleen “Kat” Cochran.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary “Pete” Burton Shelor; daughters and sons-in-law, Gina and Rick Patton, and Kelli and Joe Russell; grandchildren, Kristopher Shelor-Bourne (Jennifer), Sara Russell, and Emily Russell; great grandchildren, Kayla Jones (Robby) and Ali Hodge; lifelong friends, Jack and Mary Ellen Byrd; a niece, 2 nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with Johnny Howlett officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 4008 Robinson Tract Rd., Pulaski, VA 24301

The Shelor family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. (