Derrick Shelton, 57

Derrick Shane Shelton, 57, of Lagro, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born on July 9, 1964, to Ernest R. and Vera N. (Parsons) Shelton in Wabash.

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 ‘80s, then Artistic Designs, then onto the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Naples, Fla., 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; daughters Chelsea (Joe) Beard of North Manchester, and Brittany Shelton of Tennessee; granddaughter Kensley Thompson; grandson Everett Thompson; girlfriend Karen McKenzie, of Lagro; 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, 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.

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

Posted on 2021 Dec 16