Mr. Richard “Ricky” Shackleford, age 69, of Nashville, Georgia, passed away October 15, 2022 at the Southwell Health and Rehabilitation Center in Adel, Georgia. Mr. Shackleford was born on August 5, 1953 in Madison, Florida, to Henry Clifford Shackleford and Jenelle Burnett Shackleford. Ricky lived most of his life in Adel, Georgia and his later years in the Atlanta area. He was a retired biologist with Lawn Rangers Co. and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Adel.
Mr. Shackleford is survived by his mother, Jenelle Burnett Shackleford, a brother and sister-in-law, Daryll and Gail Shackleford, all of Nashville, Georgia; nephews and nieces: Chief Petty Officer Michael Shackleford and his wife, Valerie of Oakley, California and Misty Stover of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and great nieces and nephews: Damien and Mason of Chattanooga and Brooke and Meagan of Valdosta, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Clifford Shackleford.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Madison, Florida. Interment will follow. Visitation was held from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Boone Funeral Home, 1804 S. Hutchinson Ave.; Adel, Georgia.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.boonefunerals.com. Boone Funeral Home, Inc. of Adel, Georgia is serving the Shackleford family.