Kenton Tyler Shelby

Born in Nashville, TN

Resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Kenton Tyler Shelby- age 25 passed away May 14, 2016.
He was born in Nashville, TN on July 6, 1990. When remembering Tyler some of the first words that come to mind are generous, passionate, loving, easy-going, sweet natured, genuine, amazing, loveable, and selfless. One of the most important things in his life was Jesus and his family. He was a man of faith who attended Long Hollow Baptist Church and gave his life to Jesus Christ on Easter of this year.
Tyler was a metal polisher by trade and was absolutely passionate about it. He really enjoyed his work and was very good at it.
Tyler loved being outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and hiking. He loved watching movies, especially Star Wars and Platoon. He also enjoyed a wide variety of music but you could be sure to hear the songs Simple Man, Free Bird or Country Boy Can Survive if you hung out with him long enough.
If you asked Tyler what his favorite places were, his response would have been the lake or wherever Candice was.
He is preceded in death by his grandfathers. James Curry Shelby and H.N. Walker.
He is survived by the love of his life, Candace Kent and her son Mason; parents, Phillip and Brenda Shelby; brother, Drew Shelby and daughter McKenna; grandmothers, Ruth Shelby and Wilma Deering (Billy).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Celebrate Recovery at Long Hollow Baptist Church Hendersonville, TN.
A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday at 10am at Hendersonville Funeral Home with visitation held one hour prior. The family will also receive friends on Monday from 4-8pm at Hendersonville Funeral Home 353 E Main St Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-824-3855

25 Comments to Kenton Tyler Shelby

  1. Susan Lang
    May 14, 2016 7:16 pm

    Sending up prayers to the family! I understand the true pain of loosing a child. My son, Jeff, was classmates with your son at HHS. I lost my Jeff in November 2010! I am here if you would ever want to talk! (((Hugs)))!!!

  2. Gary and Sandi Sagaser
    May 14, 2016 7:17 pm

    We love you guys and are right here beside you…

  3. Danny Spano
    May 14, 2016 7:47 pm

    Words cannot express the deep sorrow I’m feeling as I write this. Phil, Brenda, Candace, I’m praying for you all as well as the whole family. We know in the deepest place of our hearts that we will see Tyler again and the good news is, we’ll spend way more time with him in heaven than we had with him here, eternity is forever, thank you Jesus!

  4. Kendall and Newton Welch
    May 14, 2016 8:10 pm

    There are no words we are just so very very sorry for your loss. Heaven gained an angel today for sure.

  5. Tim Wheeler
    May 14, 2016 8:12 pm

    Tyler and I were in a bible study together just lately and I knew he knew and loved the Lord. I’m a better person for knowing Tyler Shelby. Heaven is a lot better place with him being there now. Jesus has got him now. I love Tyler’s family very much and I’m here for you.

  6. Vicki Louallen
    May 14, 2016 10:08 pm

    “He is joyful in the presence of The Lord”

  7. Dennis LaCasse
    May 14, 2016 10:41 pm

    Tyler will be sorely missed. Condolences and prayers to the family.

  8. Tammy Sexton
    May 14, 2016 10:54 pm

    There are no words we are just so very very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  9. Donna Dorris Inman
    May 14, 2016 10:56 pm

    Phil sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  10. Betty Reynolds
    May 15, 2016 12:10 am

    Brenda, there are simply no words!! Love and prayers surround you at this time!! May the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you and your family!!!

  11. Debbie & Tim Watts
    May 15, 2016 12:37 am

    Prayers and all our love.

  12. Bobby & Suzie McCormick Marshall
    May 15, 2016 9:49 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will lift your family in prayer. Blessings and love.
    MATTHEW 5:4 Blessed are they that morn: for they shall be comforted.

  13. Roxann Meguiar
    May 15, 2016 11:04 am

    So sorry to hear this..Phil and family in my prayers.

  14. Jim & Linda Hailey
    May 15, 2016 3:23 pm

    We cannot even begin to imagine your pain and are so sorry your family is having to go through this. We remembered Tyler from Elijah’s birthday party.
    Micah, if we can help in any way, please let us know.

    May 15, 2016 4:31 pm

    Brenda and Phil, my heart absolutely aches for you. My God s Mercy and Grace be with you.

  16. Ricky, Melani and Jason Eldridge
    May 15, 2016 10:14 pm

    Phil, Brenda and Drew,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort.

  17. Kim Gordley
    May 16, 2016 8:13 am

    Brenda and Phil, I am so incredibly sad to read this. I cannot begin to imagine losing my son. My love and my prayers that you will find peace soon are with you both. I love you guys.
    Kim Harvey Gordley.

  18. Joyce Harvey
    May 16, 2016 9:29 am

    Dear Brenda and Phil….So very sorry for your loss. My prayers for your son, and the family. He’s with Our Lord now.
    Love You,
    Joyce Harvey..(Kim’s mom)

  19. Eve Sather
    May 16, 2016 11:36 am

    Phil, Brenda and Drew, we are so sad to hear your news. Our hearts cry out for your great loss, Tyler was such a sweet gentle spirit. We hold your family in prayer and may you find comfort in our Heavenly Father. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do. Love and deepest sympathy, William and Eve Sather and family.

    May 16, 2016 6:18 pm

    If answers seem out of reach, God isn’t.
    If daylight seems out of view, hope isn’t.
    If healing seems a long way off, caring isn’t.
    Praying that peace, hope & comfort will be with you!

  21. Wayne and Lynda Jones
    May 16, 2016 11:07 pm

    Dear Phil and Brenda. My heart goes out to you in losing Tyler. As you probably know, we lost our son, Charles, when he was 19, 34 years ago.. The pain never goes away as some will tell you; however, you learn to live with it and carry on with your life. I’m sure that’s what Tyler would want you to do. I went to a funeral for a friend this afternoon. The pastor was Mike Shelby and said he had to go to Hendersonville for his nephew’s visitation. Strange, but it must be the same pastor. He had an excellent service. Will see you tomorrow and will be praying for you as you go through this awful time in your life. Phil, I will not be wearing a hat!! Love and prayers and sympathy. Wayne and Lynda Jones

  22. Rebecca Byler
    May 17, 2016 2:02 am

    I am so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family

  23. Amanda Rupert
    May 17, 2016 12:20 pm

    Brenda, I am so very sorry for your loss! I am out of state or I would have been there for you today! I have prayed and will continue to pray for you! Love to you and your family!

  24. Maggie McAden
    May 17, 2016 4:10 pm

    Brenda & Phil….I can’t imagine losing my child. Steve & I are so sorry for your loss. I am thrilled though reading that Tyler knew Jesus as his Savior and was baptized this past Easter! He is in the best hands now – our Heavenly Fathers and we will all celebrate together one glorious day. We love ya’ll!
    Steve & Maggie McAden

  25. Dawn (Waddell) Elledge
    July 7, 2016 6:26 pm

    Prayers for love and strength to you Phil & Brenda, and family. No words can go as far as to touch the depth of your loss, but I do pray with all heart & soul, that you know you both are known and loved by God as He will show you the way each day; just a step at a time- as we all get closer to our heavenly home. One day we will be with all of our loved ones that have gone before us, and of this my heart is made glad and my sadness is made into a joy that only being in the Lord and walking/talking to Him each day brings! May God bless you both in a such a rich way as you share all the wonderful memories of knowing and loving this sweet and precious son as God also knows and loves you while the angels look on in awe. All of my love,


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