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John Lee Shelby

John Lee Shelby

John Lee Shelby, 74, of Little Rock, passed away on July, 29, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Charleston, Arkansas, on May 2, 1943, and grew up in Fort Smith where he graduated from Fort Smith High School. He was a proud graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he earned a Bachelors Degree in government and a Masters Degree in history. After a long career in higher education, he retired as Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Mr. Shelby is survived by his wife Cheryl Elaine Moore Shelby; two sons John Andrew (Julia) and Michael Porter (Aimee); seven grandchildren: Tristan, River, Jakob, Drew Elaine, Porter, John Jack and Matthew. He is also survived by his sister Emma Ruth Mays of Fort Smith.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Baptist Health Medical Center and the Little Rock Fire Department Engine 10, with a special thanks to family friend Dr. David Jones for his compassionate care.

A memorial service will be held at St. Marks Episcopal Church, on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 3:00 pm, officiated by The Reverend Danny Schieffler. Inurnment will be in the columbarium followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Baptist Health Foundation or the Pulaski County Humane Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home,

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"It was a pleasure to serve your family during your time of need. My deepest condolences."
Missy Lewis | Little Rock, AR |

"oh, this makes me so sad to hear this. hugs and many prayers to your sweet family!"
deanne thomas | little rock, AR |

"Cherie, Andrew, and Michael - Beadle Moore has given me the sad news of John's death. (Ann and I are in North Carolina.) This sad news makes me remember the good times I had working with John at UALR plus the soccer games in Riverdale and soccer trips in all directions. John was a very good and talented man. I know you will miss him immensely. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Joel Anderson"
Joel Anderson | Little Rock |

"So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love y'all
Mike and Donna"

Mike and Donna Shelby | Redfield, AR |

"So to hear this Andrew. I'm out of town or I would be there to pay my respects.My love and prayers to you and Julia and the rest of the family. Respectfully, Rob"
Rob George | Perryville, AR |

"So very sorry to receive news of john'death. We are thinking about you and in our prayers. Tom and lillian"
Tom and lillian | Santa Fe. , NM |

I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. You and your family are in my thoughts. It was an honor to serve you and your family during a time of greatest need. May you find comfort in your memories of your Dad."

Amanda Smith | Little Rock, AR |

"So sorry to hear about John's death. We miss him. Our thoughts are with you..."
George H. Wittenberg, 111 | Little Rock, AR |

"Cherie,I'm so saddened to learn this news. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. "
Reita Miller | Little Rock, AR |

"Please accept my condolences on your loss. May your memories comfort your heart; and God help your family during this time of sorrow. Isa.41:13

Carla | Phoenix, AZ |

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