Surry County Board of Commissioners Chairman Buck Golding echoed Shelton's sentiment.
is in a better place.
It's one of those things, everything will go on, but there is no doubt that we will miss him.
We are facing many challenges and we've got lots of soul searching to do, but we will go on," said Golding
asked that county residents respect the family's privacy in their time of grief.
"Let's be ever mindful of the family and give them a few days to mourn," said Golding