Dennis Shelton

October 11, 1944 ~ April 10, 2016
Dennis Shelton, age 71 of Copperas Cove passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2016 at the columbarium wall at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen will military honors.
Dennis was born on October 11, 1944 in Hillsboro, IL to the late John and Martha Howell Shelton. He graduated from Hillsboro High School and was drafted into the United States Army in 1966. Dennis served for almost 19 years before medically retiring in 1984 as a SSG. Dennis married Barbara Heinzelmann on August 11, 1967 in Germany. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Lodge Post #3393 in Kempner. In his spare time he loved to shoot pool and belonged to many leagues, go fishing, play Chinese’s checkers with his grandkids, pick pecans and spend time with his family. He will be remembered for always pushing his children to their maximum potential but never letting them win.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Melba Orland and Alberta Caldwell.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Shelton; children, Steven Shelton and fiancé, Jennifer Cheek, Elaine Squyres and husband, Jay, Heidi Stites and husband, Steve, Sascha Shelton and wife, Christie; sister, Teresa Zumwalt and husband, Chris; brother, John Smith and wife, Bev; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove is in charge of the arrangements.

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