David Louis Shelton, 83, former Kokomo resident, passed away November 17, 2022 in his home where he resided with his son and daughter-in-law in Borden, IN. He was born on March 4, 1939 in Marion County, IN to Louis Edward and Coline Seward (Cook) Shelton. He married Sharon Nadine Coffee on May 27, 1961 in Marion County and she preceded him in death on January 23, 2022.
David was a 1957 graduate of Valley High School in Valley Station, KY and earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Louis Christian College. David served the Lord as a preacher for 20 years and missionary for 16 years retiring in 2005. Prior to his ministry, he had worked in business. He was a member of Fairfield Christian Church in Oakford, IN and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren , great-grandchildren, and beloved dog: GG “Grandpa’s Girl”.
Surviving are his Sons: David Louis (Jan) Shelton II of Borden, IN, Stephen Dale (Marta) Shelton of Mulberry, FL, and James Macer (Kim) Shelton of Kokomo, IN; 8 Grandchildren: Rachel (Jamie) Voyles, Amber (Stuart) Tower, Christopher Shelton, Rebekah Shelton, Anna Shelton, Heidi Shelton (Fiancé: Samir), Stephen Shelton, and Trisha Zink; 9 Great-Grandchildren: Amanda, Keriauna, Korbin, Kadriann, Kinleigh, Adriana, June, Sage, and Arabella; Sister-in-law: Andi Shelton; Nieces and Nephew: Andrea (Chris) Luhman, Eric (Nicole) Shelton, and Laci (Tom) Toupin. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of nearly 61 years: Sharon, grandson: Todd Zink, and his brother: LeRoy Shelton.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Fairfield Christian Church, Kokomo, IN. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Family and friends are invited to stay after the service for a time of food and fellowship. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in David’s honor to International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES), 355 Park 32 Drive West, Noblesville, IN 46062. Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center and Clinton County Crematory, 501 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort are honored to assist the Shelton family. Private family inurnment will be held in Lincoln Cemetery, Whitestown, IN. Please visit archerweston.com where you may share a message with family and friends.