STEPHENVILLE - David Lee “Bronco” Shellenberger, 63, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home Chapel in Marietta, Okla., with Bro. Travis Huffman officiating. Burial followed Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta, Okla.

Casket bearers were Jerry Norton, Vonder “Pete” Burkhart, Shelton Burkhart, John Gipson, Donald Wayne Northcutt, Butch Shellenberger, and Larry Shellenberger. Honorary bearers were Harold Scoggins, Steve McKay, Walt Sharp, and Randy Robertson.

He was born Aug. 12, 1944, in Lindsay, Calif., the son of David A. and Betty Tabler Shellenberger. A resident of Stephenville since 2001, Mr. Shellenberger had previously made his home in Marietta, Okla., and Pauls Valley, Okla. He and Dianna Burkhart were married in Marietta on Aug. 31, 2001. A retired businessman, Mr. Shellenberger had the true entrepreneur spirit. He enjoyed “secret shopping” and to his family and friends was known as the “king of trivia.” Other interests included rodeos and horses, and he was especially proud of his membership in the Pauls Valley Round-Up Club. Mr. Shellenberger was of the Church of Christ faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Shellenberger on Jan. 2, 2000.

Survivors include wife, Dianna Shellenberger of Stephenville; mother, Betty Tabler Shellenberger of Pauls Valley, Okla.; sons and daughter-in-law, Brandon Shellenberger of Del City, Okla., and Scott and Amber Shellenberger of Omaha, Neb.; sister and brother-in-law, Lilly and Jerry Norton of Pauls Valley, Okla.; stepsons, Chad Evatt of Dallas, Shane Evatt and wife, Khristi of Concord, N.C., Matt Evatt of Stephenville, Lee Buckhanon and wife, Michelle of Marietta, Okla., Dewayne Buckhanon and wife, Melany of Mt. Pleasant, Mo.; and two granddaughters, Brooklyn Shellenberger and Jocelyn Shellenberger.

“And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” - Romans 8:28

Published Nov. 14, 2007

Stephenville Empire-Tribune