Hugh Russell Shackleford, Jr., 92, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in a local hospital surrounded by family.
Mr. Shackleford was retired from Colonial Baking Company and a member of Hickory Valley Christian Church. He was a member of the East Lake Masonic Lodge #698 F&AM.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh R., Sr. and Fannie Tittle Shackleford; sister, Alma Hicks; and wife, Martha Hale Shackleford.
He is survived by his sons, Bill Shackleford and wife Ann; John Shackleford and wife Sherri; James Shackleford; seven grandchildren, Keith Shackleford, Kevin Shackleford, Kara Shackleford, Jennifer Bowling, Mark Shackleford, Jamie Connell, Justin Shackleford; seven great-grandchildren, Dillian Connell, Morgan Shackleford Nobles, Lauren Shackleford, Chris Bowling, Madi Bowling, Lainey Webb, Eli Connell; and nephew, Bobby Hicks.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dale Lovelady officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with grandchildren serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tn. 37416.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Chattanooga, especially the Hospice unit at Memorial Hospital.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.