Mr. Shelton was employed by the Marshall County Board of Education as a teacher and coach at Marshall County High School and was a member of Benton United Methodist Church.
He was the son of the late James Scott Shelton and the late Rosemary (Wade) Shelton.
He is survived by his wife, Patty Shelton of Benton, daughter Nancy Mitchell of Chattanooga, Tenn., son Scott Samuel Shelton of Calvert City, sister Judy Cope of Mayfield, brother Mike Shelton of Benton and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 23, at 11 a.m. at Benton First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Atkinson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Benton First United Methodist Church, 841 US Hwy 641 South, Benton, KY 42025 or to the charity of your choice.