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Glen T. Shelby, age 82, of Pittsburg, IL, formerly of Troy, MI, died at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Parkway Manor Nursing Home in Marion. He was born July 14, 1929 in Greenway, AR, the son of the late Limuel W. and Hattie (Thomas) Shelby. He married Marcella Roofe in 1950. They divorced. He married Wilma Dean in 1996. She preceded him in death in June of 2007. He is survived by four children: Michael L. Shelby (fiance Shantel Bond) of Mt. Morris, MI, Brenda (Larry) Taylor of Oak Ridge, TN, Neil (Donna) Hering of Ferndale, MI, and Sondra Hering of Michigan; six grandchildren: Thomas, Jennifer, Collin, Amanda, Wendy and T.J.; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary (the late Fred) Layne of Pittsburg; two nephews: John Copeland of Marion and Shelby Hancock of Rockford, IL; two nieces: Bernice (Roy) Gipson of Rockford, IL and Sandy (Jim) Marrs of Pittsburg; and his girlfriend, Evelyn. He was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Copeland; and a brother, Charlie Shelby. Mr. Shelby was an auto mechanic for Mike Savoie Chevrolet in Troy, MI and Joe Lunghamer Chevrolet in Waterford, MI. He was a veteran of the US Army. There will be no services.; According to his wishes, his remains will be cremated and his ashes interred in Piggot, AR. Southern Illinois Cremation Alliance handled the arrangements.

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