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David Robert "Shack" Shackelford, Jr

March 12, 1949 ~ March 26, 2017 (age 68)

Mr. David Robert “Shack” Shackelford, Jr., 68 of Lake City, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center with his beloved CHS class of 1967 family and his soulmate, Mellissa Cameron, by his side.  He was a son to the late David R. “Pete” and Effie Mae “Sunny” Shackelford, Sr.  Mr. Shackelford was a lifelong resident of Lake City and member of the Columbia High School class of 1967 where he was voted most popular and played varsity football for three years.  He earned his Eagle Scout with the Lake City Boy Scout Troop #85.  He went on to attend the University of Florida where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Georgia State University where he received his law degree.  Mr. Shackelford was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City and a member of the Columbia High School Quarterback Club.  He was an avid duck hunter, sportsman and Columbia High School sports fan.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Sheridan Shackelford Harper in 2016.

 

Survivors include his two nieces, Priscilla Dunn Register, Thomasville, GA and Allison Leigh Register Bruns, Jupiter, FL; his devoted friend, Mellissa Cameron, South Carolina; and his Columbia High School classmates of 1967.

 

Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Mr. James Montgomery officiating.  Visitation with friends and family will be one hour prior to the service from 5-6:00 PM. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center, 6037 W US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055, First Presbyterian Church of Lake City, PO Box 469, Lake City, FL 32056 or to the Columbia High School Tiger Football, 469 SE Fighting Tiger Drive, Lake City, FL 32025.  Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025.  Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com 


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
March 31, 2017

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL 32025

Memorial Service
Friday
March 31, 2017

6:00 PM
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL 32025


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