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Harry Shackelford

February 23, 1932 — November 7, 2019

Harry Carl Shackelford, 87, of Williford, Ark., passed away Nov. 7, 2019, in Cherokee Village, Ark. at White River Medical Complex ER. He was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Milligan Ridge, Ark. Harry was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was self-employed.  He built a successful business as a backhoe operator. Harry invented the rocket shot and was a longtime home builder. He was an accomplished wood carver and made violins. Survivors include his sons, Joel (Susan) of Hardy, Ark. and Jody (Crystal) of Cherokee Village; 8 grandchildren: Jeffrey, Joseph, and Ashley Shackelford, DeAnna (John) McGinnes, Christopher and Bradley Lawrey, Dalton Coble, and Lilly McMahon; 20 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Terry (Jeanette); honorary family member, Scott Shaffer; and many other relatives and good friends. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Riley and Lela May (Rice) Shackelford; five brothers: Dub, Ralph, Donald, Kenneth, and Jody; a sister, Pauline Finney; and a son, Michael. Memorial services will be at a later date.
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