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Robert “Bob” Shackelford (9-6-21) service 9-11-21

Robert Lewis “Bob” Shackelford, 77, of Savannah, died on Monday, Sept. 6.
He was born in Memphis, the son of the late Arnold Woodrow and Chrystine Elizabeth Singleton Shackelford. He was united in marriage to Mary Alice Ballow, who survives.
Mr. Shackelford served his country as a member of the Air National Guard during the Vietnam era. He worked for Memphis Light Gas and Water, Schlitz Brewing Company, John Morrell and Firestone before finally working for FedEx, performing line maintenance for the company. He was elected president of the FedEx Bass Association. He was a member of Riverview Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife Alice Shackelford of Savannah, he is survived by four children, Christy Rich of Atoka, Tennessee, Angie Cash, also of Atoka, Michael Fletcher of Southaven, Mississippi, and Jennifer Craig of Collierville, Tennessee; his sister, Terri Becher of Orlando, Florida; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Shackelford.
To honor Bob’s memory, his family has requested that donations be made to either the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Riverview Baptist Church in Savannah with Allen Guyer and Dr. Jerry Spencer officiating.