Floyd W. Shely Jr. (#35664454)

Picture taken August, 2015
Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Anderson County, Kentucky
July 21, 1922

83rd Infantry
Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, ...

Floyd William "Bill" Shely Jr. was born in July, 1922, in Anderson County, Kentucky to the late William Floyd Sr. and Gippie (Shouse) Shely. He enlisted (#35664454) on October 8, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as an Infantryman and runner in K Company, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division.

After the war he married Lorene Knight and they had three daughters. He was a member of Glensboro Christian Church where he was a Deacon, Treasurer of Salt River Men's Fellowship, and attended Adult Sunday School Class. He was a former employee of Ford Motor Company where he worked in Quality Assurance.

Floyd Shely Jr. of Lawrenceburg, husband of 70 years to Lorene Knight Shely, died Monday, August 1, 2016 at his residence. He was burried with full military honors at the Best Cemetery, Anderson County, Kentucky. Beside his wife Lorene, Mr. Shely is survived by three daughters, Phyllis (Steve) Villines, of Ocean Springs, Mississipi, and Lisa (Jim) Shouse and Martie (Bruce) Chittum, both of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

I had the pleasure of meeting him at the 69th Anual Reunion of the 83rd Division Association when we visited Fort Knox (August 2015).
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