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Harold Shackelford

Harold Shackelford
July 21
12:46 2021

Harold Shackelford, age 76, of Breckenridge, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 23, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Genoa Goad officiating. Interment will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary.

Harold Joe Shackelford was born October 16, 1944, in Bridgeport, Texas, to parents Olen David “Bud” Shackelford and Ruby Evelyn Trammel Shackelford. Harold graduated from Portales High School and went on to graduate from a New Mexico college. He joined the National Guard and later was honorably discharged. On January 5, 1995, Harold married Linda Lowe in Breckenridge. He worked as a Correctional Officer at the Walker Sayle Unit in Breckenridge for several years until his retirement. He was an active member at First Baptist Church and of the Roughnecks Bible Class. He enjoyed building things, writing books and watching old time movies. Harold loved spending time with his family and doing puzzles with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two children, Buddy Shackelford and Christina Lane.

Mr. Shackelford is survived by his wife, Linda Shackelford of Breckenridge; three children, Nova Underwood and husband Eric, Cynthia Cantrell and husband Thomas, all of Abilene, and John Fleming and wife Nicole of Breckenridge; son-in-law, Jon Lane of Abilene; one brother, Elbert Shackelford and wife Linda of Tulsa, Oklahoma; seventeen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences maybe made online at

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