Obituary of Shelby Foote

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Shelby Foote

Shelby Dade Foote Jr. (born November 17, 1916 in Greenville, Mississippi) was a writer and journalist who was best known for his 1958 to 1974 three-volume history books, “The Civil War: A Narrative.” Shelby died on June 27, 2005 and his death was reportedly because of a pulmonary embolism. He died at age 88.

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Shelby Foote Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Foote, Shelby
    • Common Name: Shelby Foote
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States
    • Birth Date: November 17, 1916
    • Age: 88 (at death)
    • Occupations:
    • Religion: Jewish
    • Net Worth: $5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Kraft Mac & Cheese
    • Favorite Color: Indigo (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Shelby's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Shelby Dade Foote Jr.
    • Father: Shelby Dade Foote (1891-1922)
    • Mother: Lillian Rosenstock (1894-1969)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Tess Lavery (married 1944-divorced 1946)
      • Marguerite “Peggy” Desommes (married 1948-divorced 1952)
      • Gwyn Rainer (married 1956-2005, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • Huger Foote
    • Daughter(s):
      • Margaret Foote

Death Notice:

  • Date: June 29 2005 at age 88
  • Place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Cause of Death: Pulmonary embolism
  • Interment: Buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee

Category Tags:

WriterJournalist American Born on November 17th Born in 1916 Born in Mississippi Died in 2005 Died at age 88 Died from Pulmonary embolism

Shelby's Notable Roles:

  • The Civil War: A Narrative

Quotable Quotes:

"Shelby Foote lived a rich and vibrant life, one that will be forever remembered through his timeless literary works and contributions to American history. (V)"

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