John P. Shackelford, Sr.

John P. Shackelford, Sr

ALBANY - John P. Shackelford, Sr., 81, of Albany, GA, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his home.

His memorial service will be at 11 AM on Monday, March 3, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Don Adams will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10 AM in Ford Hall at First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Shackelford was born in Brookhaven, MS, and he grew up in Eden, MS. He joined the United States Marine Corps and served three years. Following his military service, Mr. Shackelford received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Mississippi State University. He moved to Albany in 1973 and was a pecan grower with Pierce Farms in Baconton, GA. Mr. Shackelford was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Albany since 1973. He was a member of the Georgia Cochran Sunday School Class, and he taught the Hudson Malone and the Sapp Sunday School Classes. He was a member of the Men’s Garden Club and the Southeastern Pecan Growers Association.

He is survived by his wife: Jean Shackelford, Albany; two children: John P. Shackelford, Jr., St. Simons Island, GA, Jane S. Maples and her husband Bruce, Albany; 3 grandchildren: Elizabeth Maples, Harris Maples, and Laura Maples, all of Albany; a brother: Irvin Miller Shackelford, Fresno, CA; 3 sisters: Ellen Singer, Melbourne, FL, Doris Stanfill, Oxford, MS, Nancy Popkin, Warner Robins, GA.

Those desiring may send memorials to the First United Methodist Church, 307 Flint Ave., Albany, GA 31701, or to United Hospice of Cordele, 708 E. 16th. Ave., Cordele, GA 31015.

You may sign the online guestbook and share your memories with the family of Mr. John P. Shackelford, Sr. by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Kimbrell Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152