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Graveside Service

Rolla City Cemetery
Tuesday August 31st, 2021

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Vernon Dale Shackleford

Vernon Dale Shackleford, age 62 of Rolla, passed away unexpectedly at Phelps Health Hospital on Thursday, August 19, 2021.

On September 25, 1958, Vernon was born in Rolla, Missouri; a son to the late Oscar and Mable(McDowell) Shackleford.

Vernon attended school at Flat Grove and was a graduate of Rolla High School.

He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs fan. In addition, he enjoyed dancing, country music, and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

He is survived by four brothers; Kenneth Woolsey of Freeport, Texas, Richard Shackleford and wife Madelyn of St. Robert, Missouri, Gary Shackleford of Denver Colorado, and Gerald Shackleford of Bridgeton, Missouri, and five sisters; Betty Reynolds, Donna Lough, Sandra McKendrick, Debra Funk, all of Rolla and Brenda Birdsong of Newburg, Missouri.

In addition to his parents, Vernon was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Woolsey, niece Janel Lambert, and nephew Steven Birdsong.

Vernon will be sadly missed by his immediate family, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and all who knew him.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at the Rolla City Cemetery, with Paul Robbins II officiating. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the home of Debra Funk, 302 Massmann St. Rolla, Missouri. .

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Martha Vance Samaritan Outreach Center of West Plains, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rolla Cremation and Memorial (573-341-0220)

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He was such a fun guy. I remember him when we were kids. I know he will be missed. Love to you all. Ruthie

Ruth Martinuk Aug 27 2021 12:00 AM