US Marine Corps

Ronald Wayne "Shack" Shackelford

September 22, 1946 ~ August 22, 2022 (age 75)

Obituary

Ronald Wayne “Shack” Shackelford, 75, of Proctorville, Ohio, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, August 22, 2022, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 22, 1946, in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late Robert John Maxey and Mama Susie Maxey.

Ronald started working at a young age doing odd jobs throughout his neighborhood. He worked at a florist shop delivering flowers all over Louisville. Later, Ronald joined the U.S. Marines and went on to fight in the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of Lance Corporal. After his wartime deployment he returned to Louisville and, through mutual friends, met and married the love of his life, Sandra Smith Shackelford. Ronald worked at CSX Railroad Company for many years. After the company relocated, he moved his family to Proctorville in 1987. 

Everyone knows Ronald absolutely loved to bowl and fish. After his diagnosis, getting out on the water was a great priority. Even greater than fishing was his love for God and his darling Son, Jesus Christ. After Ronald joined Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, he was ordained a deacon and faithfully served. He also worked for Callender Funeral Home in Huntington and continued to do so after the funeral home  relocated to Charleston. Ronald never met a stranger. He is loved and will be missed by many.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Sandra J. Shackelford, children, Shannon Shackelford, Louisville, KY, Anthony Shackelford (Mary), Huntington, WV, Erica Shackelford (Tommy), Louisville, KY, grandchildren, Tyla, Tyra, Darian, Sr., Tory, N’Kyla, D’Arey and Dreamer, great-grandsons Darian, Jr., and Braxx. Ronald also leaves to mourn sisters-in-law, Dianne Thomas and Jani McQuany, brother-in-law, Marion Thomas, and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, August 29, 2022, 11:00 a.m., at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, 1647 9th Ave., Huntington, with visitation 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Interment at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
August 29, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
1647 9th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25703

Funeral Service
Monday
August 29, 2022

11:00 AM
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
1647 9th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25703

Interment following funeral service
Monday
August 29, 2022

Donel C Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery
130 Academy Drive
Dunbar, WV 25064

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