Wayne Kendall Shackelford, 49 of 8035 West Highway 152, Mooresville, died March 14, 2007 at his residence in his wife's arms.
A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 2:00 PM at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville with the Rev. James V. Keogh, S. J., officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence following the Memorial Mass.
Mr. Shackelford was born May 17, 1957 in Richmond, VA, a son of the late Raymond C. Shackelford and Evelyn Carroll Shackelford. He was employed with Wal Mart Division Center on Albemarle Road in Charlotte as manager. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church.. To those who knew Wayne knew that he never met a stranger, was everyone's friend and always a friend. Wayne had a great heart, the heart of a child. He brought out the best in everyone. "Would give you the shirt off his back". He had a passion for the outdoors...especially the ocean, disc golf (1977 S&P Kite, 2nd Place), being outside at our home, loved cruising in his "customized" Wayne Crown Royal Van with 13 speakers. His main love besides his wife and kids, was playing guitar and singing for everyone. Wayne was a self-taught musician at guitar and vocals. From age 7 years, he played in Matthews, Charlotte, Mooresville and Concord on his own and with friends. He played with "We Band", and Reach. He always took his guitar with him ready to fill others with his love for music and make their hearts full.
His kids remember him playing "Danny's Song" and "Pooh Corner" to them. Wayne leaves many to remember his life, his welcoming smile, forgiving nature and love for joy. He will be dearly missed, especially by his "Sugar Buddy", five year old daughter, Kendall, whom he took to Disney two weeks ago for her birthday like he promised.....26 year old son, Tim, who brought Wayne and his wife Margo together. During this challenging time, Wayne and Margo stood on their faith in God. He was brave, courageous and still caring about others. He fought hard and his fight is a testimony to many. Many people will remember the courage and willpower he had with Faith.
He will be so missed for many reasons but we know he is with Jesus now and kept his strength in God's Word, his parents, friend Kenny and dog Angel "Puppy Love". We want to thank everyone who helped us in what ever way it was, be it visiting, calling or prayers. You are all greatly appreciated.
I LOVE YOU MY HUSBAND forever, "The greatest event of my life!" Margo
Surviving are his wife, Margo Miller Shackelford; one son, Tim Shackelford and wife Kristi of Appleton, ME; one daughter, Kendall Shackelford, his "Sugar Buddy" of the home; one brother, Ray Shackelford of Henrando, MS; a sister Carolyn S. Lehr of Kansas City, MO; his father and mother in law, Walter and Margie Stearns of Concord. Also surviving is one granddaughter, Emma Shackelford and many loving friends...
Memorials, in memory of Mr. Shackelford should be directed to the Kendall Shackelford Fund, c/o State Employees Credit Union; 111 Brawley School Road; Mooresville, NC 28117.