BACA COUNTY, Colo. – Mitcheal Bruce Shackelford, 50, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
He was born Sept. 30, 1959, to W.L. and Ruth (Ohnick) Shackelford in Elkhart.
He grew up and attended school through 11th grade in Elkhart.
He worked in the oilfield, as a truck driver and in the electrical field. However, he mostly enjoyed mechanic work and farming.
He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and friends. He was an avid arrowhead hunter, enjoyed gardening and was always willing to drop everything to go fishing or have a cookout. He loved to tell his “tall tales” and was willing to share them with whoever would listen.
Survivors include, one son, Mitcheal Shackelford and wife, Kristina, Elkhart; one brother, Wayman Earl Shackelford and wife, Jana, Topeka; two sisters, Bonnie Buxton and husband, Leroy, Liberal, and TinaWeatherman and husband, Tom, Elkhart; two grandchildren, Aubrey and Calvin Shackelford, Elkhart; and countless other family who were blessed to have known him.
o A service of remembrance is being planned for a later date.
Memorials to assist with cremation expenses may be sent in care of Tina Weatherman, HC1 Box 81A, Elkhart, KS 67950.