Virgil L. “Lee” Shelby III passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 in Tallahassee after a brief illness.

Born Dec. 31, 1946, Lee was a retired State of Tennessee employee.

He was predeceased by his parents, Virgil Shelby and Irene G. Shelby.

He is survived by a maternal aunt, several cousins, and special friends and neighbors.

As per his wishes, there will be no service. Memorials can be made to the non-profit Florida Brittany Rescue, 7725 261st Street East, Myakka City, FL 34251-5107 or visit

David Conn of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey Young Chapel in Crawfordville assisted with arrangements.