Blaine Neal Shetley of Sullivan, Missouri was born in Ironton, Missouri to January 29, 1947 to Newlyn and Thelma Mae (Owens) Shetley and passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the age of 74 years.
Blaine graduated from Sullivan High School, Class of 1965.
He honorably served his country in the United States Army from April 1, 1966 to March 4, 1969.
Blaine married Julie Schmidt on January 2, 1970. Blaine and Julie had just celebrated 51 years of marriage together this past January.
Through the years, Blaine was employed by Meramec Mining Company, Associated Crafts (for 17 years) and the Carpenters Union Local #2298 of Rolla (from 1985 until he retired in 2009).
Blaine played Triple-A Baseball and was an awesome pitcher.
Blaine enjoyed hunting with his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Newlyn “Bull” and Thelma Shetley; one brother, Bruce Shetley; father and mother-in-law, Tracy and Vivian (Hill) Schmidt; brothers-in-law, Edwin Schmidt and Don Moss; and one sister-in-law, Christine Nutting.
He is survived by his wife, Julie Shetley of Sullivan, Missouri; two sons, Blaine N. Shetley Jr. and wife, Michelle and David Shetley and wife Dana, all of Bourbon, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Brittany Harmon and husband Thomas of Leasburg, Missouri, Bradley Henson and wife Natalie of Bourbon, Missouri, Clare Shetley, Mallory Shetley, Cora Shetley, Evan Shetley and Ty Shetley, all of Bourbon, Missouri; five great grandchildren, Blake Harmon, William Henson, Dakota Harmon, Emily Harmon and Morgan Harmon; two sisters, Jean Montgomery and husband Bill of Sullivan, Missouri and Nancy Moss of Bourbon, Missouri; sister-in-law, Audrey Shetley of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 and from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Rob Cardwell officiating.
Interment followed in the Argo Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.