James D. Shelton

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April 3, 1948 - July 10, 2021
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in Weldon Spring, MO

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James D. Shelton, of Weldon Springs, MO, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at his home at the age of 73. Jim was born on April 3, 1948, in St. Charles, MO. Beloved husband of Theresa Shelton, cherished son of the late Lawrence and Lucille Shelton. Devoted father of Erika (Brian) Shelton-Cooley; loving grandfather of Rider Cooley of Hermosa Beach, California.

He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in St. Louis and Master of Business Administration from Fontbonne University in 1987. He served in healthcare management as a Senior Vice President for the former Rehab Care Corporation in St. Louis for 25 years. Jim was a veteran and served as a combat medic in Vietnam. He was active is supporting veteran’s causes and organizations.

Jim also had a passion for music and sang in several church choirs and the Missouri Choral Society. He combined his musical talents with a deep love of family and friends and was known for his quick wit and a compassionate spirit. He was also active in supporting St. Louis University Liver Foundation and Cancer Research.

Jim was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jim's name to Wounded Warriors and Donate Life.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Sears July 13, 2021 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Mike and I were so saddened to hear about Jim. Such a nice, likeable guy, he will be sorely missed. Love and condolances to Terry and the family. Mike and Mary Sears

  2. Stephanie Simons July 13, 2021 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    candle 7I am so sorry for your loss Terry. Sending love, hugs, and prayers to you and your family.

  3. Marion (Warren) Bradford July 13, 2021 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Wonderful guy. We graduated high school together in ‘66. My sympathies to his family. He will definitely be missed

  4. John & Nancy Netsch July 13, 2021 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    what a great guy he was//remember jim when i was drafted in 1969//never heard a bad work about him//very nice person will be in our prayers God Bless

  5. Paulette (Meyer) Wolz July 13, 2021 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    candle 6Please accept my sincere condolences on behalf of the Class of 1966 from St. Charles, High School. Losing Jim was a great shock to so many of us. Despite his health problems, we expected him to go on forever. He had a funny, quirky sense of humor that gave us so many laughs. He will be missed so very much.

  6. Barbara Koch July 13, 2021 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss Terry and family.
    Aunt Barb

  7. Sue (Wilke) Rupp July 14, 2021 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Oh Terri, I am so sorry to hear this! My heart hurts for you! And my prayers are with you, that you would know the comfort of the Holy Spirit and that He would lead & guide you through the days ahead. Jim was one of the cutest guys in high school & you got him!! Sending big hugs to you, my friend.

  8. Linda Petry Henderson July 14, 2021 at 9:01 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Terri. Prayers for you and your family.

  9. Stephenie Steinmann July 14, 2021 at 10:15 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry fir your loss. You will be in my prayers.

  10. Janet Haislip July 14, 2021 at 10:33 am - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. What a wonderful guy. My parents were friends with his parents way back in the “Three Score and Ten Club” at St. John’s U.C.C. I have accompanied him many times through the years. What a beautiful voice. My prayers go out to your family.
    Janet Haislip

  11. Mark Molitor July 14, 2021 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Jim was not only a client of mine, he was Family. Jim will definitely be missed. Love you my friend.

  12. Chris Rider July 14, 2021 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    I knew Jim in high school. We were in a cappella choir together. Jim was a great guy and fun to be around. I’m so sorry for your loss, Terry and family. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you.

    Go sing with the angels now, Jim. RIP

    Chris (Rigdon) Rider

  13. Pam Beck Grady July 14, 2021 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. It was good seeing him at our 50th reunion and at a couple luncheons. Hugs and many prayers for you and your family! Heaven has gained an angel! RIP Jim

  14. Allan & Jamie Newsham July 15, 2021 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Dear Friend Terry, we are still trying to process the loss of Jim. You have been so brave and always Jim’s strongest advocate in his healthcare battles. So grateful for the times we spent together. Jim’s a great guy and will be sorely missed by all that knew him. But we still have you and we hold you in our heart.


    Allan & Jamie

  15. Jolene (Wunsch) Garland July 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry Terry. Jim was a great guy. We went to St John’s Church and St Charles High together. I remember when you two were dating. 🙏🙏

  16. Marilyn Geery July 15, 2021 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    candle 1Teri Kay & family,
    We hold your hands in Love & softly cradle you in our arms of prayers.
    Marilyn Podhorsky Geery

  17. Stacey Kelley July 16, 2021 at 6:08 am - Reply

    candle 7Terry – I’m so sorry for Jim’s passing. Holding you and your family in my prayers.

  18. Brenda Kuhn July 16, 2021 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry Terry. You will be in my prayers!

    • Alan & Joanne Hoeckelman August 30, 2021 at 7:52 am - Reply

      We’re so sorry to hear of his passing. We have fond memories of him bringing his mom Lucille to church. And accompanying him when he sang. He loved to sing, was so nice, and had such a good voice. Hope he’s singing in the heavenly choir. We & many others are enriched having known him.You are in our prayers.

  19. william thoroughman July 17, 2021 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the family of my friend from high school days. Rest in peace, Jim. I have nothing but the fondest of memories of our time together in high school. The world has lost an absolutely great person in Jim. Our Lord in heaven has gained from our loss and I will take the opportunity to notify him of that in prayer. My best to Jim”s wife and Daughter.

    Jim’s friend,
    Bill Thoroughman

  20. Tana Spiekermann August 16, 2021 at 7:42 am - Reply


    I am so sorry. for your loss. I just heard this from Sarah from her Facebook. It was so wonderful to have some good memories with Jim and our singing experiences.
    You are in our thoughts.

    Tana and Roy

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