July 14, 1957 - December 12, 2020
Randy Shelburn, 63, was born in Burnet on July 14, 1957, and passed away on December 12, 2020. His parents were Elgin and Jimsey (Keele) Shelburn, who preceded him in death.
He graduated from Burnet High School in 1975, where he played drums with the Keenan Brothers and other local bands at Lake Victor. Right out of High School he went to work for Big Jim Luther’s Ranch as Ranch Foreman. Randy ran the ranch, from the show bulls to the horses and everything in between.
While working for Big Jim, he learned how to shoe horses from Bill Gilmore before he went to farrier school in 1976. He shod horses for the public while continuing to work for the Luthers.
In 1985 he went into business for himself as a fulltime farrier. According to lifelong friends and customers he was not only a great farrier he was a “head psychiatrist, philosopher about life, and horse wrangler.”
His horseshoeing business later led him to Camp Longhorn Indian Springs. He retired from shoeing horses in 2000 and became “Hoss” director for the last 20 years. He left a lasting impression on hundreds of campers and counselors at CLH.
Randy and Joy enjoyed driving around their ranch feeding the deer and checking the cows with most of the grandkids in tow on the Mule. His latest hobby besides his horses and cows was his leather work, he loved making things and giving them to people. There are hundreds from Camp Longhorn all over the country wearing his customized leather bracelets.
Randy accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in his mid 20s and was a member of First Baptist Church of Burnet until his marriage to Joy on January 15, 2005, then he became a member of Lake Victor Church of Christ.
Randy is survived by his wife Joy; son Seth and wife Jacy; daughter Sara and husband Delean Hazlewood; grandchildren Hannah, Tyler, Skyla and Starla Hazlewood, and Adley and Quinton Shelburn, all of Burnet; stepson Eric Amidon of Austin; brother Richard and wife Carolyn of Abilene; sister Phyliss and husband Tim of Round Rock; special “sister” cousin Meg and husband George of Burnet; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be a visitation Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet from 5-7 p.m. A graveside service will be on Thursday, December 17, at 2 p.m. at the Warner Family Cemetery, 2004 County Road 205, Lampasas, with Douglas Warner officiating.
Pallbearers are Jim Jim Luther, Pop Warner, Jerry Hanson, Delean Hazlewood, Joel Frazier, and Greg Williams. Honorary Pallbearers are Cody Orman, Dick Ellis, George Hernandez, Bill Felps, Nicole Kyle, Krystal Winkler, Jeanna Mays, Kimberly Miller, Mo Shipp and Laurie Hopkins.
Memorials may be made to the Hill Country Community Foundation or your favorite charitable organization.
Condolences may be offered at clementswilcoxburnet.com.