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John Shackelford

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Funeral services for John Shackelford, 49, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Henry, Rev. Cecil Dodd,

Rev. Brian Hobbs and Rev. Paul Thrasher  officiating.

Interment will be in Nelta Cemetery with Rodney Lennon, Jim Potts, Randy Stracener, Nathaniel Keller, Lance Smith, Rhett Crutcher, Andy Fronenberger and Tony Cruz serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Travis King Jay Jackson, Sammy Jackson, Derrell Matthews, Chance Clark, Stephen Whitehurst, Dave Shortnacy and Billy Emerson.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at the funeral home.

Mr. Shackelford passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Baylor Health Care in Dallas.

He was born on Nov. 16, 1960, in Oregon City, Ore., the son of Thurman John and Johnnie Shackelford.

He married Susan Nymeyer on Oct. 27, 1995, in Dike. She survives.

John worked as a self employed utility contractor and was a member of the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church.

Other survivors include his mother; two sons, Jason Shackelford and wife Baden of Dike and Daniel Shackelford of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Carla King of Greenville and Morgan Toney of Sulphur Springs;  three brothers, George Shackelford of Yantis; Wayne Shackelford of Sulphur Springs; Hank Shackelford of Greenville; two sisters, Marlene Kolofa of Houston and Rose Payne of Greenville; and grandchildren Tracey and Kindal Shackelford of Dike, and Jonathon and Cadyn Toney of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.americancancersociety.com.




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