March 11, 1932 - August 4, 2015
Norman Benjamin Shackelford, 83, went to be with his heavenly father on August 4, 2015. A banker, a golfer, a deacon, and most importantly a husband, father and grandfather, Ben lived a full life, which started in Hale Center, Texas in 1932. The youngest of 14 children in a farming family, he served in the Air Force and played a year of college football before graduating from West Texas State University and deciding on a career in banking. He served as president of banks in Walters, Oklahoma, Nocona, Texas and Pampa, Texas. He and his wife, JoAnn, were charter members of The Journey Baptist Church in The Colony, Texas.
His grandchildren Daniel and Emily were the light of his life, and he was blessed to have seen them grow up and begin college before his passing. He leaves behind JoAnn, his wife of 60 years, daughter and son-in-law, Sharla and Bruce Davidson, grandchildren Daniel and Emily Davidson, and sister, Loretta Stavenhagen.
Friends and family knew him to be determined and diligent, yet also a practical joker and who kidded at every opportunity. He will truly be missed by those who knew him, and he leaves behind a legacy of Christian faith, devotion to God and country, and deep love for family.
Services will be held Sunday, Aug 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Christian Academy, Performing Arts Department, or Student Tuition Aid Fund, Office of Development, 17480 Dallas Parkway, #115, Dallas, Texas, 75287.
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