Paul Douglas Shelby, age 56, of Northport, died September 23 at home. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, September 26 2015 at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North with Jerry Montgomery, Francis Pricket, and Rev. George Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Haygood Methodist Church Cemetery with Magnolia North directing. Visitation will be two hours prior to service at the funeral home.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Darla Shelby, father, Dan Shelby, brother, Danny Shelby.
Survivors include his daughter, Paula Shelby, son, Daniel Shelby, step-son DJ Taylor (Molly), mother, Gladys Chandler, sisters, Helen Simpson (Donald), Judy Swindle (Bobby), Mary Crowe (Danny).
Grandchildren- step-grandchildren Maddie, Josie, Mills Taylor.
And a host of nieces and nephews.
Paul loved music and playing his guitar. He enjoyed Alabama football, hunting, fishing, and Sunday dinners at Ninney's with the family. He had some bumps in the road over the last few years and had overcome so much when his time on earth had ended. God was done with his story. Three years ago, Paul accepted Christ as his savior, so we know we will see him again one day. But, right now dad is made new. He's perfect and has a new body. He is finally at peace. It's hard to see God in the bad times, but He is there, He is still God and HE IS STILL GOOD. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says: "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old is passed away; behold, the new has come." This verse gives reassurance that he is new. He is perfect and we will see him again.
Pallbearers Toby Martin, Winfield Tierce, Jake Norris, Jason Falls, Jeremy Swindle, Nick Shaw, Robert Tanner, Patrick Simpson.
In lieu of flower donations, they can be made to the Haygood Cemetery Fund.
C/o Judy Swindle
19445 Gorgas Rd Northport, AL 35475
The family would like to extend their thank you's to everyone during this trying time. Please continue the prayers in the weeks to come.
Visitation will be two hours prior to service at the funeral home.
1 p.m. Saturday, September 26 2015 at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North