Obituary: Joshua Gale Shelton

August 4, 1988 – November 27, 2019

Joshua Gale Shelton, 31, of Mitchell, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Indiana University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Joshua was born in Recife, Brazil, South America, on August 4, 1988, and was adopted in December 1988 by Donald and Rosella Shelton.

A Taekwondo red/black belt and a two-year college graduate, Joshua was a gifted musician and singer that enjoyed singing contemporary Christian music.  Joshua also enjoyed riding rollercoasters, attending NASCAR races, concerts, and time with family and friends, especially life-long friend, Keith Johnson.

Joshua was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, six maternal aunts and uncles, and two paternal aunts.

Survivors include his parents, Donald and Rosella Shelton; his sister, Misty Grow; three paternal aunts and uncles; six maternal aunts and uncles, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 1, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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