Hugh Monteith


Hugh Edwin Monteith Jr. age 93, of Shelby died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at Atrium Cleveland.

Born in Jackson County on Oct. 4, 1926, he was the son of the late Hugh Edwin and Pauline McClure Monteith. Hugh was a member of Shelby Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Hugh was a transportation manager for PPG industries and also managed the trucking division. He enjoyed Atlanta Braves baseball and being with family.

In addition to his parents, Hugh was preceded in death by his wife of more than 70 years, Betty Queen Monteith.

Hugh is survived by two sons, David Monteith and wife Phyllis of Shelby and Alan Monteith and wife Beth of Sneads Ferry; a sister, Mary Katherine Hupman of Mebane; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in the chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory with Rev. David Garnett and Rev. Riley Covin officiating.

The family received friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Rutherford Cleveland Kidney Association, 1017 N. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150.

Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory served the family.

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