Age: 69 Address: Burnsville, North Carolina Date Of Death: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Lee Shackelford, 69, of Burnsville, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Lee was born in Dallas, TX on September 24, 1948.
He was a US Army/Special Forces Veteran and proudly served our country in the Vietnam War. Lee was a member of Western Carolina Church. He loved fishing the Florida flats and fly fishing the rivers throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Lee is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Estela Cruz Shackelford; daughter, Teresa Shackelford and her husband, Mike, of Boise, Idaho; step-daughters, Carrie Marrs of Miami, FL and Jenean Marrs of Atlanta, GA; sister, Jane Shackelford of Apple Valley, CA; brother, Ed Shackelford and his wife, Betty, of California; grandchildren, Paul and Naomi Plummer of Boise, Idaho and Yaily Padron of Indianapolis, IN; and brothers-in-law, Nick Cruz and his wife, Debbie, of Lakeland, FL and Dr. Miguel Cruz and his wife, Lesia, of Burnsville, NC.
The family will announce a memorial service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road., Burnsville, NC 28714.
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