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 John Marshall Shackleford Jr.

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John Marshall Shackleford Jr.

Birth
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Death
22 Feb 2011 (aged 89)
Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial
El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID
74820229 View Source

CAPTAIN, 43RD INF. DIV, US ARMY--W W II

OBITUARY: John Marshall Shackleford Jr., 89, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe, La., following a motor vehicle accident. Born June 17, 1921, in Little Rock, he was the son of the late John M. Shackleford and Violet (Mayes) Shackleford. Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Hope Hardage Shackleford; second wife, Geneva "Jenny" Shackleford; and a brother, William Hubert Shackleford. Survivors include one son, John Marshall Shackleford III and his wife, Terri, of El Dorado; two daughters, Sheryl Shackleford Wray and her husband, Louie, of Kingsport, Tenn., and Cecile Shackleford Taylor of El Dorado; and his brother, Dennis L. Shackleford and his wife, Jane, of El Dorado. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army beginning in 1943 with duty in the South Pacific as a captain in the 43rd Infantry Division. Other combat assignments in which he was involved included the invasion of Luzon. Upon his discharge from military service in 1945, he joined his father in the practice of law in El Dorado. In 1958, they were joined by his brother, Dennis Shackleford. The Shackleford Law Firm continues with Brian Ratcliff and Chase Carmichael. Marshall served in the House of Representatives of the Arkansas Legislature in 1951 and 1953. He was elected to the Arkansas Senate in 1955, serving until 1963. He was admitted to practice law before federal and state courts. He was a member of the Union County Bar Association and a fellow in the Arkansas and American Bar Foundations and was a very active member of First Christian Church in El Dorado where he served as deacon, elder, financial chairman and chairman of the board. A memorial graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, at Arlington Memorial Park in El Dorado, under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors, with the Revs. Miles Cook and Tom Whitworth officiating. By Marshall's request, there will be no formal visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 420 N. Madison, El Dorado, AR 71730, or Shackleford Phillips' Scholarship Fund, Arkansas Bar Foundation, 2224 Cottondale Lane, Little Rock, AR 72206. (Published in the El Dorado News-Times 02/24/2011.)

CAPTAIN, 43RD INF. DIV, US ARMY--W W II

OBITUARY: John Marshall Shackleford Jr., 89, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe, La., following a motor vehicle accident. Born June 17, 1921, in Little Rock, he was the son of the late John M. Shackleford and Violet (Mayes) Shackleford. Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Hope Hardage Shackleford; second wife, Geneva "Jenny" Shackleford; and a brother, William Hubert Shackleford. Survivors include one son, John Marshall Shackleford III and his wife, Terri, of El Dorado; two daughters, Sheryl Shackleford Wray and her husband, Louie, of Kingsport, Tenn., and Cecile Shackleford Taylor of El Dorado; and his brother, Dennis L. Shackleford and his wife, Jane, of El Dorado. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army beginning in 1943 with duty in the South Pacific as a captain in the 43rd Infantry Division. Other combat assignments in which he was involved included the invasion of Luzon. Upon his discharge from military service in 1945, he joined his father in the practice of law in El Dorado. In 1958, they were joined by his brother, Dennis Shackleford. The Shackleford Law Firm continues with Brian Ratcliff and Chase Carmichael. Marshall served in the House of Representatives of the Arkansas Legislature in 1951 and 1953. He was elected to the Arkansas Senate in 1955, serving until 1963. He was admitted to practice law before federal and state courts. He was a member of the Union County Bar Association and a fellow in the Arkansas and American Bar Foundations and was a very active member of First Christian Church in El Dorado where he served as deacon, elder, financial chairman and chairman of the board. A memorial graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, at Arlington Memorial Park in El Dorado, under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors, with the Revs. Miles Cook and Tom Whitworth officiating. By Marshall's request, there will be no formal visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 420 N. Madison, El Dorado, AR 71730, or Shackleford Phillips' Scholarship Fund, Arkansas Bar Foundation, 2224 Cottondale Lane, Little Rock, AR 72206. (Published in the El Dorado News-Times 02/24/2011.)


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