Stanley Leon Shackleford of Fayetteville, died on Tuesday January 9 surrounded by his adoring wife and children.
He was born in Rutledge, Georgia on February 17, 1923 to Woodie L. Shackleford and Mable Oxford Shackleford. He grew up in Atlanta, and after graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy, where he served on the destroyers USS Chew and USS Waldron in the Pacific from 1943-1946. He married Judith Lewis Shackleford in 1946. He was an engineer for Delta Airlines in Atlanta when Delta only had 13 airplanes. He and Judy then moved to Charlotte where he was a District Service Manager for Buick Motor Division. They moved to Fayetteville in 1950 where Shack worked for Dickinson Buick. Over the course of his career there he served in many capacities, starting as Service Manager and culminating in co-owning the business, which eventually became Dickinson Buick-Dodge. He served in many civic, business and service organizations, including the Military Affairs Committee, where he became close friends with many military leaders, the Board of United Carolina Bank, and the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, serving as Treasurer from 1981-1982 and President from 1984-1985. He was instrumental in the development of the NCADA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers Fund, which benefitted many dealerships. The organization also awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000, and he was awarded the Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year for North Carolina in 1991. He served on the National Dodge Dealer Council as well as the Buick National Parts & Service Managers’ Advisory Council. He was on the Board of Trustees at Highland Country Club and was its President in 1996. He was dedicated to the Fayetteville Rotary Club for many years, served as its President and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He and Judy were early members of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, where he served in leadership positions including several terms on the Board of Deacons.
Shack’s time in the navy awakened a deep love of the ocean and especially sailing, and he enjoyed many years of sailboat racing with the Wrightsville Beach Ocean Racing Association. He also enjoyed playing golf with friends, often several times a week until he was almost 90.
He is survived by his wife Judy; three children, Laney Anderson of Manhattan Beach, CA, Scott Shackleford (Cheryl Guth) of Highlands Ranch, CO, and Lauren Harper (Shields) of Fayetteville; six grandchildren, Brian Harper (Katie) and Caroline Penny (Michael) both of Hillsborough, Kristen Benedict (Otto) of Redondo Beach, CA, Alan Harper (Rachel) of Durham, Erik Anderson of West Los Angeles, CA, and Taylor Shackleford of Fayetteville; and five great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his parents and two siblings, William O. Shackleford and Gloria Baker.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2 pm in Jernigan-Warren Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Operation Inasmuch, the Fayetteville Symphony, The CARE Clinic or Fayetteville Animal Protection Society.
Jernigan Warren Funeral Home
Saturday January 13th, 2018
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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It is apparent from Mr. Shackleford obituary that he led a life that was active and touched the lives of many. I am sure that the memories of him will help the family through this time of sorrow and pain. The wonderful hope for those who have died can also be a source of comfort. This hope was spoken of many times in the Bible. One such place is John 11:25, 26. When the family feels up to it please read of that hope for your dead loved one. So sorry for your loss.
Submitted by A neighbor on Jan 19 2018 09:30:14 AM
Hello Shackleford Family, I'm a neighbor living in the area.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too, well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at John 5:28,29. I hope,that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Jan 16 2018 09:33:48 AM
Katherine Pate Pugh lit a candle for Stanley Leon "S.L." Shackleford
Katherine Pate Pugh lit a candle on Jan 15 2018 06:27:55 PM
Keeping you in our prayers. Don and Ellen Murphy
Submitted by Ellen Murphy on Jan 13 2018 09:23:20 AM
with love, prayers and sympathy. Harold and Jolene Maxwll
Submitted by Jolene Maxwell on Jan 13 2018 08:45:55 AM
I AM SORRY TO LEARN ABOUT LEON WHO WE ALL CALLED SHACK. HE HIRED ME AS A SALESMAN IN 1962.WORKED WITH SHACK, BILL DICKERSON, JERRY ALPHIN, HAROLD HOMELES, RUSSELL TEW, DONALD ADCOCK, WILLIE NORRIS JOE DREW AND MANY MORE..SHACKFORTYWHAT A GREAT MAN WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM.,I AM STILL IN THE AUTOMOBILE BUSINESS.41 YEARS ALL BECAUSE OF SHACK' WADE TRASK BROWN AND WOOD CADILLAC, BUICK AND GMC GREENVILLE N.C. 252 714 8636 .
Submitted by WADE TRASK on Jan 12 2018 11:28:28 AM
One of the best bosses anyone could ask for. (15 yrs.) Truly a special man. Heaven has gained another angel.
Submitted by Kathi Vaughan on Jan 11 2018 03:55:53 PM
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