Michael David Shelton, 43, a resident of Liberty, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at North Care Hospice House, North Kansas City, Mo.

Michael was born Aug. 9, 1969, in Amarillo, Texas, the son of Fred Carl Shelton and Donna Lee Boner Shelton. On Feb. 1, 1990, he married Alicia Dawn Angell in Lampasas, Texas. She survives of the home.

He was a 1987 graduate of Chillicothe High School, Central Texas Police Academy, and Central Texas College.

Michael was a veteran, serving in the United States Army, where he did a tour in Iraq and was on the Army wrestling team. Eventually, he had to take a medical leave from the Army. He also worked in law enforcement for several years.

He was an avid fan of sports, especially football.

Michael was a member of Liberty Manor Baptist Church, Liberty, Mo.

He is survived by his wife, Alicia Shelton and daughter, Riley Madison Shelton, both of the home; a sister, Deborah Jean Lamb of Chillicothe; two nephews, Tony Michael Lamb of Chillicothe and Brandon Lee Clevenger of Liberty, Mo.; father and mother-in-law, SFC Lewis Angell and Lynn Angell of Ft. Hood, Texas; and brother-in-law, James Whitten of Muskogee, Okla.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo. A visitation will be held from 12 noon until the time of service on Sunday.

Burial with military honors will be at Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Mo.

Memorial in honor of Michael Shelton may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, and left at the funeral home or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe MO 64601. On-line condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.