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Richard H. Shackelford

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Date published: 4/9/2014

Richard H. Shackelford

Richard Henry Shackelford, 82, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Mr. Shackelford was a U.S. Army veteran. He had retired as a carpenter from Mary Washington College.

Survivors include his companion, Polly Olive; nephew Jerry Shackelford; nieces Ann Slayton, Barbara Self, Gail Shelton and Wanda Eldert; and several great-nephews and -nieces. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lyman, John, Enoch, Howard, French and David Shackelford.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ramoth Baptist Church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408; or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

The family expresses their thanks to Hospice of Virginia and their associates, Pam and Terri, for their care and concern. A special thanks also to Patti Gluchowski.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.