BEDFORD-Richard A. Shelton passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 69.
Memorial service: A family service will be held in New Mexico at a later date.
Memorials: A donation in Richard’s honor may be made to The Humane Society of North Texas.
Richard was born Thursday, June 22, 1950 to Joe Richard “Dick” and Betty L. Shelton in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Richard graduated from Lovington High School in 1968. He attended Eastern New Mexico University and graduated in 1973 with BS degrees in Math and Computer Science. He worked in the Computer Science Department at Texas Women’s University for five years, then he returned to the oil fields of New Mexico and Texas that he so loved for several years. He began working for the Beck Group in 1988 as a field engineer until his retirement. Richard loved playing video games, board games, cards, camping and also visiting his children in California frequently. Richard will be remembered by his loving family and friends as kind hearted, generous, honest and hardworking who brought a great amount of fun and laughter to everyone. He will be well remembered and greatly missed.
Richard is preceded in death by his father, Joe Richard “Dick” Shelton.
Survivors: Mother, Betty L. Shelton; daughter, Marnie Klein and husband, Dave of Los Angeles; son, Richard Ray Shelton of Los Angeles; sister, Linda L. Shields and husband, John of Bedford; granddaughter, Ivy Klein of Los Angeles; and numerous friends.
Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.