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Larry Don Shackelford

July 9, 1955 ~ January 4, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Mr. Larry Don Shackelford, age 67, of Montevallo, AL surrounded by his loving family went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 27, 2023 at 9:30am at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL. Lunch is provided after the funeral at the Stamp’s Junction Barn.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Erma Jo and Roy Shackelford; and step-father, Fred; brother, Troy Shackelford; sisters, Phylis and JoAnn; cousin, Wanda Catyln.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Libby Shackelford; sons, Roy Shackelford, Charlie Goff (Heidi), Fidencio Olivares, Juan Carlos Conde; daughters, Melissa Howton (Rick), Jessica Harvey (Jeffery), Stephanie Carter(CJ); sweet cousins, Shorty Catyln, Becky Shires, Joey Vaughter; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; in-laws, Chuck Phillips (Lisa), Murray Phillips; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends. Special thanks to Cindy Griffin Larry and Libby’s assistant for 12 years loving care.

He was born in Stockton, CA on July 9, 1955, and grew up in Durant, OK. Larry served in the Navy from ’72 to ’75 on the USS Seawolf Submarine, you can read about the submarine in the book Blind Man’s Bluff. Libby and Larry started a trucking company together called Shackelford Inc logging over 1 million miles. They later left the trucking industry and started LES Best LLC electrical contracting business where he retired in August of 2021. Larry loved the farm he built with Libby named Carousel “O” Breeds where they shared many memories teaching kids and adults the love of horses. He enjoyed riding his Harley and rode it all the way to California on two trips by himself to visit family and friends. He loved anyone he met like family especially his employees. Larry’s hobbies included cooking for friends and family, going boating on Lay Lake, teaching kids gun safety and shooting, and rodeo queen interview coach. Larry never met a challenge. He had an eye for perfection. Mr Larry made an impact on many lives and will truly be missed.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Larry Shackelford to the Mr Larry Farm Scholarship Fund at


Funeral Service
January 27, 2023

9:30 AM
Alabama National Cemetery
33133 SR-119
Montevallo, AL 35115


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