Dave is a 1966 graduate of Davis County High School. He furthered his education with a degree in Business from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. Dave worked for MHC Kenworth in Kansas City, selling truck parts. He was united in marriage to Nancy Spence Shelley on December 28, 2011 in Destin, FL. Dave was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs. He enjoyed watching sports especially the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals; attending sporting activities, and being in the outdoors. Dave cherished spending time with his family and friends.
Survived by his wife, Nancy Tharp of Blue Springs, MO; children, Zeb Tharp and wife Aubrey of Wright City, MO, Robin Gammon and husband Danny of Columbia, MO, Todd Shelley and wife Dr. Emily Robb of Leawood, KS, Marc Shelley and wife Kirstin McCudden of New York, NY, Meagan Monke and husband Kevin of Edwardsville, IL; grandchildren, Parker, Violet, Holden, Ella, Maddy, Lewis, Apolline, James, Ryan, August, Logan; siblings, Mary Tharp and husband Tim Donovan of Montpelier, VT, Verlee Hitzhusen and husband Bob of Jefferson City, MO, Beverly Mattingly of Lancaster, WI, brother-in-law, Ed Spence of Roanoake, VA. Dave is preceded in death by his parents.
His family will receive family and friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs, 301 S.W. Woods Chapel Rd, Blue Springs, MO. Memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel. Inurnment will follow at the First United Methodist Church Columbarium. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Dave and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.