Shelton Lee Hewitt

April 23, 1930 — June 12, 2013

Shelton Lee Hewitt, 83, a native of Hornbeck and a resident of Bayou Vista for 49 years, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner.

Shelton is survived by his wife of 62 years, Billie Evans Hewitt of Bayou Vista; one son, Kevin L. Hewitt of Bayou Vista; one daughter, Shellie Hewitt-Quinn of Destrehan; four grandchildren, Maegan Quinn, Nicolette Quinn, Ryan Quinn, and Brad Quinn, all of Destrehan; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Elma Hewitt; two brothers, Joe Vern Hewitt and Robert D. Hewitt Sr.; and one sister, Nelda Self; all of Hornbeck.

Shelton was an educated man, having received his associates degree in electronics from Port Arthur Community College. Shortly after college, Shelton joined the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict. Following his military service, Shelton began work for Sun Oil Company in Beaumont, Texas, as an electronics technician. In 1964, Shelton was transferred to Morgan City where he laid roots and retired. Following retirement, in 1986 he started his own electronics repair business, S.L. Hewitt Inc., where he worked for himself until 2007. Shelton was a loving father and grandfather as well as a dedicated husband. He loved to squirrel hunt and fish in the Atchafalaya Basin.

A time of remembrance and visitation will be held Friday, June 14, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Visitation will resume Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 9 a.m. until the time of services at Bayou Vista Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Masonic and military honors following in Ibert’s Memorial Park Cemetery in Patterson. Rendering military honors will be the East St. Mary Veteran’s Funeral Squad.

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