John Michael Shackelford, 52, of Hayes, died unexpectedly March 22, 2012.
Mike was born Oct. 15, 1959 to the late Maywood C. Shackelford and the late Anna P. Shackelford. He was a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a degree in Business Administration.
After the death of his father, Mike assumed the responsibilities of operating the family seafood business at Perrin, York River Seafood. His success was dedicated to hard work and the ability to handle any task that came his way. Mike loved to have fun, enjoyed life and he touched the lives of many people with his smile and sense of humor. He loved his family and will be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Karina Shackelford; children, Anna Shackelford, Michelle Shackelford, Lauren Shackelford, John Shackelford, Taylor Shackelford, Justin Shackelford; sisters, Lucille Rowe and husband Rob, Irene Hogge and husband Kenneth, Rosemary Coleman, Cheryl Dame and husband Keith; mother-in-law, Olivia Galvan; brother-in-law, Jose Coronado; special friends, Tim and Liz Harper, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral of Christian Liturgy, conducted by the Rev. James Cowles, was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Committal services will be in California.
In Mike’s memory, contributions may be given to Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Bena, Va. 23018.