Jesse “Scott” Shelton

Jesse “Scott” Shelton, 60, of Amarillo, passed away May 9, 2024. He was born January 21, 1964, in Canyon, Texas to William F. and Betty Jo (Cloward) Shelton.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 3707 Wolflin Ave. Amarillo, Texas.

Scott met Petie when he was 11 and she was 10.  He told her she had ugly hair, she punched him in the face, and he fell in love instantly.  They would spend the next 50 years chasing each other.

Scott was a wheeler and dealer—He LOVED junk…Almost as much as he loved gambling.  He didn’t care where, Las Vegas, Wendover, Clinton, New Mexico, anywhere that had a slot machine!  It’s tradition to take kids and grandkids to Vegas for their 21st Birthday.

For Jessi’s 21st birthday, they didn’t take her because she was pregnant, but don’t worry, they went and sent her plenty of pictures.

He loved Harley Davidson motorcycles.  In his lifetime, he had over 37 motorcycles… again, a wheeler/dealer.  He would trade for them, buy them, sell them, then look for the next one.

Scott was a wonderful papa, but don’t let him take them to school.  All they would have to say is they didn’t want to stay, and they would leave with him.  If it involved his grandkids, he was always one call away.

Scott would do anything to help his grandkids with whatever problem they had.  They were all truly the light of his life.

Scott was always the life of the party.  He loved to sing, and he had a beautiful voice.  He always had people laughing.  Scott wouldn’t tell anyone’s secrets.  He would only ask if you knew.

We are so thankful for the time we got to spend with him before he went home to be with Jesus.  He honored his oldest grandson by going to be with Jesus on his 23rd birthday.  Scott spent the last 11 days with his sister, Teri, niece Heather and her husband Daniel, and his great-niece, Bailey, caring for him.  He was surrounded by his wife, daughter, grandkids, great-grandkids, and his best friend, Rick Jones.  It was a beautiful end to his short life.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents, William and Betty Shelton.

He is survived by his wife, Petie Shelton; daughter Jessi Baucom and husband Jeff; his son, Nick Shelton; Jessi’s sister, Mandi Hutchins, and husband Brent; two sisters, Teri Lee, and RuDawn Blankenship and husband Larry, of Amarillo; two brothers, Steve Shelton and wife Kara, and Bud Shelton; seven grandchildren, Jessalyn Walker, Shelton Walker, Ryder Shelton, Weston Shelton, Mariah Baucom, Bailee Baucom, Berklee Baucom, Gracelynn Shelton; great-grandchildren, Travin, Jasiah, Jaxon, Kylynn, Xayne, Declan, and D’ior.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.


  1. Tyke wright

    From Rosie and Tyke we’re going miss you my friend we’re glad that we got to have you in our life’s you was a true family member in our family we love and gonna Miss you every minute of everyday of ever yr
    tell we meet again

  2. Kathie Walker

    I always did like Scott. He had one of those personalities that drew you in and made you want to spend time joking and cutting up with him. I haven’t seen him in a little while but always enjoyed the times we were together at family gatherings and stuff. Till we meet again. Kappie

  3. Brent McNutt

    Scott you will be missed my friend you were one of a kind . It was an honor to know you and geat blessing to have you as a friend

  4. Jessi Baucom

    <3 It still doesnt seem real that you are gone. I had the kids read some words I wanted spoken, but that didn’t feel like enough either. I’m not sure I will ever feel like I’ve talked about you enough or made sure your grandkids and great-grandkids remember all the wonderful things about you; I’m going to try. I love you Dad. I will never stop missing you. I wish you would have let me help you.

  5. Jordan

    Love you Scott. Rest with the angels. I can’t wait to see you again

  6. Petie

    I was crazy in love with you most of my life! You changed into someone I didn’t know any more. When you asked me what did you do it broke my heart. That is the first time you took responsibility for your actions. You finally realized you did this . You were not blaming anyone but yourself. That was so important to me. I forgave you. I still don’t understand why but I forgave you. Rest well you must be tired. I will protect our babies and I will miss you. I’m glad you went when you did. You didn’t want me to watch you go take your last breath. Thank you so much

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