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Derrick Shane Shelton

July 9, 1964 ~ December 14, 2021 (age 57)


Derrick Shane Shelton, 57 of Lagro, Indiana passed away at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 14th at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on July 9, 1964 to Ernest R. and Vera N. (Parsons) Shelton in Wabash, Indiana.

Derrick was a graduate of Northfield High School in 1982. He also graduated from Heartland Career Center with a Certificate in Auto Body Repair. He was awarded artist of the year in 1982 and his painting still hangs today. He worked at the Shirt shed in the 80’s, then Artistic Designs, then onto the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Naples, Florida as a manager and director of the fitness center. He was awarded 5-star employee of the year; His Mother was invited and attended the banquet held in his honor. Due to health issues, he returned home to Wabash and took a job for McDonald Funeral Home. Derrick enjoyed hunting, fishing, and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He was an avid Indianapolis Colts and Kentucky Wildcats Fan. He loved spending time with family, friends, and grandchildren. He was also a member of Wabash Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash.

Derrick is survived by his mother, Vera Shelton of Lagro, Indiana; Daughter Chelsea (Joe) Beard of North Manchester, Indiana, Brittany Shelton of Tennessee, Granddaughter Kensley Thompson, Grandson Everett Thompson, Girlfriend Karen McKenzie, of Lagro, Indiana, one sister Adrena Shelton of Wabash. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Heather, Justin, and Carlee, he was very proud of them. He is proceeded in death by his father and brother, Ernest Shelton and Maurice Shelton.

Derrick was an upstanding man who left inspiration to the one’s left here to mourn his loss. To honor his memory; his last wishes would be to be an organ donor.

Funeral Services will be Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. with visitation starting at 1 p.m. at Wabash Free Will Baptist Church 1056 Erie St, Wabash, IN with Bill Crank and Tod Masters officiating.  Burial will be at Lagro Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Saturday December 18, 2021 at McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Ave. Wabash, Indiana 46992

McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana, 46992, have been trusted with Derrick Shelton's final arrangements.

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December 18, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992

Funeral Service
December 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Wabash Free Will Baptist Church
1056 Erie Street
Wabash, Indiana 46992

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