Cecil (Buddy) Cody Shackelford, 88, of Waldo, AR passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 at his home in Waldo.
Buddy was born on September 12, 1926 in Glenville, AR to the late Jessie and Essie (McLain) Shackelford. Buddy served in the United States Navy during World War II and received the Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Area Ribbon (2 Stars), American Area Ribbon, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He was a foreman for Howmet Corporation, a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Dale Shackelford; daughters Carolyn Pedron, Jan Shackelford; brother Tom Shackelford; and sister Louise Cronin.
Buddy is survived by his wife of 68 years Bettie Joe Shackelford of Waldo; son Bill Shackelford and wife Shelda of Waldo; son in law Pete Pedron of Kirby; grandson Russell Pedron and wife Jennifer of Kirby; granddaughters Jaime Young and husband Shane of Hot Springs, Jan Suit and husband Joe of Hot Springs, Karissa Shackelford of Waldo, Danyel Shackelford of Waldo; great grandsons Gunner Pedron, Zane Pedron, and Jeb Pedron all of Kirby; great granddaughters Amelia Young, Bella Young, Madeline Young, and Lilyanna Suit all of Hot Springs; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday June 24, 2015 at Lewis Chapel with Bro. Petie Ward officiating and assisted by Bro. Chris Lucy. Burial will follow at the Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Rollie Flaherty, Buddy Watkins, Gary Gunter, Bobby Hines, P.J. Ward, and Jay Roden.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shiloh Cemetery Association, 1720 Columbia 41, Waldo, AR 71770.
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