William W. Shackelford
MSgt. William W. “Bill” Shackelford, U.S. Air Force (ret.), 82, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born September 14, 1931 in Middlesex County to Warren and Ruth Shackelford.
After graduating from Granby High School, Norfolk, as one of the top in his class, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he retired after 23 years of service. During his tenure in the service he was stationed in England, Germany, Korea, and Viet Nam where he was a POW twice.
Bill leaves to cherish his memories his best friends and caretakers, Don Engelhardt (Rose), John Matthews (Liz) and Geraldine Karras, and in Virginia a very special friend, Patricia “Patsy” Watson, and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held in San Antonio, Texas. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 20, in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Topping. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005.