June 10, 2020

Born in: Augsburg, Germany
Resided in: Owensboro, Kentucky

Billy B. Shackelford, 62, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020. He was born in Augsburg, Germany to the late Patsy Teague Shackelford and Billy Boyd Shackelford. Billy was a retired master electrician. He enjoyed fishing, singing, playing guitar, visiting the ocean and mountains, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Billy is preceded in death by his daughter, Christin Raymer.

Billy is survived by his wife, Dorris Shackelford; his children, Christopher Shackelford, Natalie Hill, Carrie (Jason) O’Bryan, Chrystal (David) Hicks; his step-father, Donnie Jackson; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Hayden, Patrick, Kenny, and Dennis Shackelford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be noon Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, and again from 11:00 am until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 22478; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Shackelford. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Billy B. Shackelford and sign his virtual guest book by going to

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  1. I will always smile when I think of the man that I shared many many memories with. The beach trips. The family gatherings. The home that shared so much love in it. Thank you for your kindness.

  2. James Rodney and Patricia May…
    We are so sorry to hear about Shack..our hearts are sad awe will continue to lift up the family during this difficult time!

  3. Shack will be missed. He taught me alot in the Electrical field. God received a Great man.
    John and Nancy Torpe

  4. So very sorry to hear of Shack’s passing. He was a kind & caring man. Praying for his family.

    • What can I say about you poppa? I dont think there is enough room to write about all the wonderful things about you. 19 years ago we met, by chance or by fate, I’m not sure? But it was meant to be. You met my momma and you two became inseparable. You taught my mom what is was like to be loved completely, needed, and treasured. You took her children in as your own. Became my 2nd dad, and stepped when I lost my dad. You always believed in me and had faith in whatever I tried to do. You cheered me on during the good times and lifted me up in the bad. You fought for me, you cried for me, and most of all you loved me. Completely. You gabe me away proudly at my wedding. And told how beautiful I was. You cheered me on with school and trusted me to help you when you were sick. You had faith in me, that I didn’t have in myself. You were so proud and told everyone that your daughter is a nurse. Still got a little longer to go but I am going to make you proud. I promise! Thank you for honoring me And loving me. I will always cherish those last minutes together before surgery. I will never forget you telling me I saved your life the day you met me. But no, poppa, you saved mine.
      And if that wasn’t amazing enough, you were the absolute best papa to my babies. You fought tooth and nail for them. Helped to give them all the father figure they so desperately needed. You went to every single event they had, even after working 10 and 12 hour shifts. You took Bria to a whole season of soccer practice, games, and tournaments because I was too sick to. You rocked Dalton to sleep in your lap every single night listening to music when he was a sick little man. Records Bria singing Barney and took her to get her picture made with him. Jon was your shadow from day 1. You protected him and became they dad he was never able to have. He seen every Marvel and Avenger movie out there because of you. He knew every line to every movie because that’s y’alls thing. You made sure he had all the costumes to go along with those movies too. Ashlyn inherited you love for music and guitar. You bought her very first guitar, and was teaching her to play. You sat outside on my patio just a couple months back, listening to her play and sing you a song. You had the biggest grin on your handsome face. You encouraged her to keep singing, and now that’s all she does. You took the best baby pictures of her at the river that day. You and mom came and got her and took her to lunch and the park. You rocked her to sleep singing sometimes. I will never forget how amazing you are to my kids. They will never forget and want to make you proud. I’m going to make sure of it.
      I don’t know how we are going to get through the next days without you. The sun lost a little brightness when you left this world. But we will be strong, and stick together, and love each other and everyone else they way you did. With an open heart, full of compassion. You don’t have to worry about momma, I’ve got her now. She will be just as loved and protected as she was with you.
      I love you poppa. With everything in me. I lost a piece of my heart when you left us. Until we meet again… I love you
      Your daughter

  5. May you Rest In Peace Billy! My prayers and blessings to your family. Your death was a shock to all and and an eye opener that tomorrow is not promised. Love each day as a gift! Peace be with your family in there time of grief! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
    Debra Miner Bryan
    Pine Forest Class of 77

    • Where do I start. I guess it’s hard to believe what happened. Every day I will wake up wishing it was a bad dream. The only reason I ever liked superheros and construction stuff is because of you. I remember every weekend I would ask every time if I could come over. I had to be at your house over 200 times. I was over there more than anyone because you were the closest family member I have ever had. You always found a way to make a bad situation better. You always made a bad day good. You always made a sad little boy happy. Who needs to stay the night at friends when you have Pappa. I just want to thank you for being the father I never got to have. The friend that would always be better than the rest. The best Pappa in the entire world.

  6. Sorry to hear you are not with us anymore….but you are in a better place where there is no pain, or sorrow or tears…may your family be held in the arms of our Saviour and be given strength and peace…you will be missed…

  7. Shack will truly be missed. Lost a good friend and mentor. Learned a ton from him over the years. Rip Shack

  8. He was an extraordinary man, even more so when it came to his family. He is loved so much and that is something that will never change.

  9. Shack will be missed by many. (He always had a smile for me on Monday mornings) Was always kind and so respectful. My heart breaks for this family, for they suffer a big loss. Please know that your in our prayers, and You will see him again one day.

  10. I have no words to describe this loss. But I have a thousand wonderful memories. Hey chee-chee bo!

  11. May God give the whole family peace. I wish I could have gone to be with you all but I couldn’t, please know that I love you all and that I will be praying for everyone. Love Aunt Kathy

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