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Dr. James I. Shelton

February 14, 2012

Dr. James I. Shelton, 67, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Ken McIntosh officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

James was born Oct. 28, 1944, in Smithville, Mo., to Violet and Hubert Shelton. He grew up in Kansas City and San Antonio. James married Charlotte Borchers on Sept. 4, 1971, in Cordell, Okla. He received a bachelors degree and a masters degree from Baylor.

James graduated from Baylor Dental School in Dallas in 1973. He began his career at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Temple and then to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Big Spring in 1974. James was a member of the First Christian Church.

James is survived by his wife, Charlotte Shelton of Big Spring; two daughters, Melissa and husband SMSgt Tim Gibson (USAF) of Navarre, Fla., and Laurel Voight of Big Spring; honorary son, Cliff Lewis and fiancée Dustin Kreitner of Austin; six grandchildren Ashton Voight, Jordan Voight, BreeAnn Voight, Brennon Pike, Mikayle Gibson and Maliya Gibson; mother-in-law, Martha Borchers of Clinton, Okla.; one brother, Charles Shelton and wife Merry of San Antonio; one nephew, Brian Shelton; and one niece, Jessica Shelton.

James was preceded in death by his parents.

The family suggests memorials to the Big Spring Symphony, P.O. Box 3711, Big Spring, Texas 79721-3711.

Pallbearers will be Randy Amonette, Sammy Dennard, Doug Lykken, Paschal Odom, Ross Roberts and Ferrol Voight. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Key, Matthew Sloan and Christian Sloan.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at

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