Young’s Funeral Directors

508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR


William Wayne Shelton

September 27, 1938May 25, 2019

William “Wayne” Shelton of El Dorado, AR; passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Silver Oaks Heath and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, AR. Wayne was born on September 27, 1938 in Vernon, Alabama to Ila May Watkins Shelton and Coy Lee Shelton.

He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp for 4 years. After retiring from a 31 year career at Sears, he opened his own business, Shelton Home Improvements, which he owned and operated for over 25 years.

He was a member of Maple Avenue Baptist Church. He loved playing the bass guitar in that church, and in his spare time he played with the Mid South Gospel Quartet, along with other gospel groups, and at several hundred revivals with the Evangelist and dear friend Jimmy Dell. He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years Linda Shelton, her son Eric Wheatley and his wife Maurie, grandsons Evan Wheatley and his wife Margaret, and Easton Wheatley, and her daughter Janie Wheatley; her sister Mary Langley and husband James. His son Darin Shelton, and his wife Jody, with grandson Andrew Shelton; three sisters, Jessie Wheeler of Vernon, AL., Betty Jack of Monroe, LA., Jo Anna Tanner and her husband Flynn of Brandon, MS. and brother James Shelton and his wife Agnis, Monroe, LA., along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 pm, Thursday, May 30, 2019 in the Chapel of Young’s Funeral Directors with Rev. Lawrence Harrison officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to services. Interment will be at Smyrna Cemetery.

A special thank you to Wayne's caregivers Diane Tubbs and Judy Mc Lelland for the loving care they provided Wayne.

Memorials may be made to Maple Avenue Baptist Church's Music Ministry, 1306 Maple Ave., Smackover, AR. 71762


  • Ricky Roberts
  • Randy Jack
  • John David Jack
  • Bobby Calvert
  • Kenneth Phillips
  • Colby Williamson
  • David Williamson
  • Easton Wheatley


  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, May 30, 2019


William Wayne Shelton

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Kristi Tanner

May 30, 2019

Keeping all the Family in my Prayers, he is walking the streets of gold! God Bless!

Ila Scifres

May 30, 2019

Linda, I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray you find peace in knowing Wayne is basking in the glow of God’s presence. Much love to you & all the family! 🙏🏻💖, Ila

Diane Cox

May 30, 2019

Mrs. Shelton, I was so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing this past week. I will miss seeing him in the unit when I go to visit my mom. May the Lord comfort you and your family.
Diane Cox

Pat Ray

May 28, 2019

Linda I'm sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time .

Judy Cromwell

May 28, 2019

I am so sorry for this loss. Prayers for peace.

Harold & Earline Key

May 27, 2019

When we moved to El Dorado in 1987 we rented from Wayne and Shirley. Very good friends thru the years with most of the family.
Prayers and comfort to each of the family. Love to Darrin! Harold and Earline