Donald Eugene Shackelford
Donald Eugene Shackelford passed away on October 25, 2019 at 9:43 p.m. at the age of 96. Lovingly wedded to Barbara Yuratich Shackelford for 71 years, residents of Plaquemines Parish. Born of the late William Shackelford and Barbara Tull on October 13, 1923 in Waldron, Missouri. Brother to the late Mina, Ethel, Dorothy, Norman, Ralph, J.B., Homer, Hazel, Floyd, Bertha, Claude, & Clarence. Father of the late Donald Ricky Shackelford (Lynn) and Michael Wayne Shackelford (Pat). Grandfather of the late Noah Shackelford, Ryan Shackelford, Alicia Shackelford, Ashley Leber (Jeffrey), & Sarah Dickerson (Paul). Greatgrandfather to Danika Marie, Landon Ricky, Baylyn Rose, Brennen Reed, Odin Ryder, and Cooper Eugene. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more. Donald was a Naval veteran of World War II and a proud volunteer of the National WWII Museum. He was an avid story teller, dear friend to all and rarely sat still. His green thumb was known by many, and he always had a smile and story for his grand kids. He is loved deeply and sorely missed. Family and friends attended the visitation and services held at the United Methodist Church at 8375 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, LA on Saturday, November 2, 2019. He was laid to rest with military honors at Westlawn Cemetery, located at 1225 Whitney Avenue, Gretna, LA. Family and friends may view and sign the online guest book at www.mothefunerals.com.