Donald C. Shelton, 90, of Vevay, Indiana, died Saturday. February 25, 2017, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
He was born the son of John Benjamin and Retta (Bills) Shelton on February 14, 1927, in Memphis. He was raised in Memphis, where he attended high school.
Donald was inducted into the United States Navy on April 3, 1945, serving during World War II. He earned the American Area, Victory Medal and Asiatic Pacific. Donald was honorably discharged with the rank of Seaman First Class on July 6, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri.
He married the former Patricia Evelyn Thompson on June 5, 1947, in Troy, Kansas, and to this union arrived thirteen children to bless their home. Don and Pat shared 66 loving years of marriage together. She preceded him in death on June 4, 2013.
Donald was employed for Monsanto Company in Addison, Ohio, retiring in 1989, after 33 years of service. He was a former police officer for the City of Rising Sun, Indiana and worked for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for several years. Don resided the past 24 years in the Switzerland County community and will be remembered for his love of golf.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; daughters, Louise Covington and Mary Ann Kuntz; infant daughter, Linda Mae Shelton; son, Donald “Rick” Shelton; infant son, Tracy Shelton; grandson, Robert Ross Richards; great-grandson, Cayden Foster; brothers, Francis, Paul, Lloyd, Gerald, David and Jack Shelton.
He is survived by his daughters: Theresa McAdams of Aurora, IN, Nancy Donegan of Vevay, IN, Tina (Dan) Gutapfel of Sunman, IN, Susan Shelton of Florence, KY and Laura (John) Tice of Vevay, IN; his sons: Kenneth Shelton of Vevay, IN, Paul (Chris) Shelton of Alvin, TX and Marvin (Hyong Sun) Shelton of Fort Hood, TX; 26-grandchildren and his numerous great-grandchildren; a brother James Shelton of Fort Madison; sister: Louise Winn of Lawrenceburg, IN; sister-in-law: Eleanora Hudson of Carthage, IL and his several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, IN, by Rev. Ron Lee. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Indiana.
Gravesite services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, March 6 at the Memphis Cemetery with Dan Hite, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Memphis, officiating.