Shelton Leonard Moore was born on a wintry Thanksgiving Day November 23, 1950 to Lawrence Moore Jr. and Arlene (Harris) Moore.
He attended Woodland Elementary School, Patrick Henry Junior High School, and was a 1969 graduate of Glenville High school. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Wittenburg University in 1973.
Shelton was baptized at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church around the age of 13.
Shelton married Tara Dorsey in August 1974 to that union was born Theresa Elaine Moore.
He later married Jennifer Lloyd in 1983 to that union was born Quenton Leonard James Moore.
Shelton was an outstanding athlete as well as a scholar at Glenville High School where he was featured in local newspapers as a promising prospect for numerous colleges. He ultimately chose Wittenberg University where he became a star player and Varsity team Co-Captain for Wittenberg Tigers until he graduated. He was also affiliated with various campus organizations while attending the University including Concerned Black Students President, President Blue Key, Secretary of Wittenberg Human Relations Committee, Black Student Affairs and Union Board-Social Committee. After graduating from Wittenberg he landed his first job with Ernst and Ernst as an auditor, then moved on to another position as auditor for White Motor Credit Corporation traveling extensively to various assignments.
Shelton eventually accepted a position with an up-and-coming construction company known as Minority Steel Erectors, Inc. He served as accountant/comptroller bringing in his sister Linda Elder as Office Manager. The company grew and underwent a reorganization and Shelton became partner under North Shore Ironway, Inc. After a final company reorganization, the company was known as Complete Metal Contracting and Supply, Inc. until 1994.
A man of many interests and talents, Shelton turned his attention to the advances in computer technology. He became fascinated with the world of computers, software development, and graphic design. Self-taught, he emersed himself in the latest in technology and computer design. He, along with friend B. Joseph Nelson, became an inseparable team in computer sales, repair, and network installations. He and Joe became known as Computer Gurus operating as The Nelson Group. He began to specialize in desktop publishing and graphics. You could always tell a Shelton Moore project. He was a perfectionist when it came to his graphic designs. He later would work as an instructor teaching young and old how to use software, set up web sites and perform basic troubleshooting.
Shelton was an avid reader with a vast library of cultural, technical and philosophical works. He was also an avid music lover with a vast library of music for all cultures. He was a well-known DJ in the Cleveland Area as DJ Thunder operating as Precision Digital Services. His style of music programming became legendary. Everyone knew they were going to party when Shelton was the DJ.
Shelton became a graduate member of the Zeta Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity in 1986, as part of the Octagon line. He was also Chairman of the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation in the early eighties, and a charter member of The Black Professional Association for over 2 decades. He was also a member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), and most recently a board member of the Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation.
Shelton inherited a strong work ethic and loved to mentor young men, women, boys and girls and encourage them to excel. He was a fun-loving gentle giant of man with a heart of gold. Shelton contracted the covid-19 virus in November, 2020 and entered Cleveland Clinic Hospital. He battled and fought throughout the ensuing months in a seemingly endless succession of winning a triumph and suffering setbacks. He went to Select Care long term acute care and eventually to Heather Hill nursing facility. He endured the damages inflicted by covid until the heart of gold stopped beating at Geauga County University Hospital August 9, 2021.
Shelton’s memory will be cherished by wife, Jennifer Lloyd Moore, daughter Theresa Moore (Jean Downing), son Quenton Moore (G’Naun Haymon), grandchildren; Taylor Moore and Au’Ryah Moore; 3 brothers Larry Moore, Lamont Moore and Timothy Moore; 1 sister Linda Elder (William); bonus children Aesha Blue, Clarence Kilburn III, and Henry Kilburn (Kathia), father figure Lonnie Harris, step mother Gertha Moore and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
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