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Obituary – David Barry Shewfelt

June 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MISSION – Se comunica a toda la membresia de la Iglesia Bautista Betania en Mission, que el servicio funebre de nuestro hermano David Shewfelt, será el jueves 25 de junio a las 7:00 p.m. en el santuario. Los que deseen expresar su pésame a la familia, puede hacerlo de las 5:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m. del mismo día. El sepelio será el vienes a las 10:00 a.m. en la iglesia, y se saldrá de la iglesia a las 10:30 a.m. hacia al Cementerio de los Veteranos al sur sobre la Calle Inspiración en Mission. A petición de la familia, en lugar de flores, se pueden hacer una contribución, a Iglesia Bautista Betania, Fondo de Construcción para el “Centro Familiar Cristiano” anotando que es “En memoria de David Shewfelt”.

Iglesia Bautista Betania “Bethany Baptist Church”, in Mission, wishes to inform the membership that the funeral service for Bro. David Shewfelt, will be held June 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. that day. The burial service will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary, and the funeral procession will leave the church at 10:30 a.m. going to Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery, located on South Inspiration Road in Mission. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to “Iglesia Bautista Betania”, Construction Fund for The Family Life Center, with the annotation “In memory of David Shewfelt”.

In loving memory of David Barry Shewfelt, who passed away peacefully at home in Mission, TX on June 20, 2020. He is survived by his wife Elaine Van Zale Shewfelt, three sons David (Renee), Daniel and George Shewfelt; two grandchildren Arianna Shewfelt and Cpl David Alexander Shewfelt USMC (Gabriella); nieces and nephews Mike Shewfelt, Chris Shewfelt, Debbie Halcrow and Elizabeth Rodi; sisters-in-law Carole Turner and Martha Bright. He is preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Linda Shewfelt, brother Roger Shewfelt and his wife Carole.

David Shewfelt was born on December 25, 1937. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1957-1960. His life was changed on April 11, 1965 when he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He went to Bible college and became pastor at Spanish-American Baptist Church in Port Huron, MI from 1971-1981. He then did missionary work in Matamoras, MX from 1981-1983. At the age of 49, David went back to college to get his A&P aircraft repair license. Later in 1995, David and Elaine started Foundation Bible School and after moving back to the Rio Grande Valley in 2006, he became a mentor and volunteer at Evins Youth Detention Center for 9 years.


June 25, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Although I barely knew David Shewfelt, I knew his son, Dan Shewfelt very well. Knowing what an upright, respectable, God loving moral man Dan has become, I am confident God has his arms around Dave, smiling and telling him how proud he is of his servant and what a wonderful job Dave did during his time here on earth.

I’m so sorry to hear the death of David Shewfelt.
My condolences to Elane and the family in Mission&the U.S.

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