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James “Jack” Shelburne, Jr.

August 23, 1970 — October 14, 2022

James “Jack” Shelburne, Jr.

James “Jack” Shelburne Jr., age 52, was called home on October 14, 2022 at

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, TN. He followed the angel’s path

traveled by his mother Della Terry and father James Shelburne Sr. before him. He is

survived by his wife of 22 years Tina Shelburne; his brother Wendell Slaughter; his

sisters Billie Locke, Desiree Shelburne, Kelly Slaughter, and Paula Marando; children

James Shelburne III, Brittany Garrigus, Bridgett Fish, and Brianna Davis; grandchildren

James Shelburne IV, Ti’ana Uber, Michale Hyre, Kytara Garrigus, Caitlyn Fish, Lilith

Davis, Jade Davis, William Davis, and Daxin Andrews; parenting partner Katherine

Farmer; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins that he loved beyond words.


Born on August 23, 1970, Jack was the son of “Big Jack” and Della, and grew up in

Indianapolis, Indiana. In life, Jack was one in a million. He had a quick wit and always

could be counted on for his honesty. Everywhere he went he treated others with

decency and respect and wasn’t afraid to “tell it like it is.” And he always helped others

in any way he could from being an ear to listen to giving his shirt off his back. Jack

enjoyed many things from sci-fi movies to video games and frisbee golf and was often

seen at billiard and dart tournaments on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the local pool

and dart halls respectively. For most of his life, he worked in billiard table maintenance

and relocation with his cousin Ed Burgin and made many friends doing what he

enjoyed. He also worked at Fat Willies Sports Bar doing things from maintaining the

tables to running the bar at night and was well known and loved by many who

frequented there.


Words can’t describe the relationship Jack had with his family and the bond he shared

with each person. Known as Jackie, Little Jack, Uncle, Dad, Daddy, Papa, and probably

a few more, slightly explicit names, there was no shortage of love and fondness

attached to whatever he was called. He and his brother and sisters were close as

anyone could be, and they always had a fun time whenever they got together. While

distance kept them physically separate, their hearts were never far apart. All of his

children were very dear to him. Whether they were born to him or came to him through

marriage, he treated them all the same. Even when they aggravated him to no end he

never once stopped loving them. And his grandchildren held a special place in his heart.

Next to “Dad” the title he was proudest of was “Papa.” He loved them just as they loved

him and was always happy to see them whenever they visited.

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