He was born Feb. 1, 1947, in Elsmore, Kan., the son of Richard Shelton and Beulah Alderman Shelton.
Chuck graduated from the Bronson High School and later from the Fort Scott Junior College where he played on the Basketball Team.
He married Linda Lee Holeman on April 8, 1966, at Garnett, Kan.
Chuck furthered his education at Pittsburg State University.
For several years, he taught science, health and physical education classes at Uniontown High School. In addition to his teaching duties, he also coached, basketball, football and track.
Chuck then served as principal of the Prescott and Blue Mound schools concurrently.
He later returned to Uniontown as principal and eventually became superintendent of the U-235 School District.
Following his career in education, Chuck worked as an agent for Crown Realty.
He was a member of the Bronson Baptist Church, the Bronson Masonic Lodge, and a past member of the Mercy Hospital Advisory Board.
Chuck will be lovingly missed by his children, Brit Shelton, Overland Park, Kan., Monica Younggren and husband, Jason, Olathe, Kan.; and Brock Shelton and wife, Tisha, Savannah, Mo.; seven grandchildren Will, Hannah, Allea, Alec, Reece, Mackenzie and Ella.
Also surviving are his brother, John R. Shelton and wife, Martha, Drexel, Mo., his sister, Pauline Farra and husband, Lew, Fort Scott, and his mother-in-law, Bonita Holeman, Bronson, Kan.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Linda who died on Sept. 18, 1998.
Rev. David Kuns will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the Bronson Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in the Uniontown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel in Fort Scott.
Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Care of Kansas City and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
Words of sympathy may be emailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.