Reverend Clophas Shackelford

03/27/1938 - 12/30/2020

Obituary For Reverend Clophas Shackelford

Rev. Clophas Shackelford age 82 of Lawrenceburg, IN passed away suddenly on December 30, 2020. He was born on March 27, 1938 to the late Pearl and Mary (nee Miracle) in Middlesboro, Kentucky. He married the love of his life Jeweldine “Judy” nee Reedy on June 15, 1957 and moved to Cincinnati. With an entrepreneurial spirit he opened “Shackelford Flooring” in 1964. His love of family and keeping busy kept that business running until 2019.Cherished by his children Tim (Leesha) Shackelford, Brian (Lissa) Shackelford, Julie (Ken) Chesnut, Michael (Becky) Shackelford, and Shelly (Scott) Schloss. Adored by his grandchildren Erica, Heather, Rebecca, Jake, Jessica, Jennifer, Anthony, Alexis, Ava, Braxton, Parker, and Emmie. Along with 13 precious great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his beloved eldest son Gary Lee and siblings Lucille, Tom, Hazel, Luther, Lorene and Verdie. He was a founding member of the New Haven Quartet and then The Shackelford Family singing group. Clophas was ordained as a Baptist deacon in 1978 and then as a preacher in 1986. He pastored several churches over the past 34 years ending at Cherry Valley United Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ohio where he will be truly missed. Visitation will be on Tuesday January 5, 2020 at THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4, Fairfield from 10:00AM until the time of the funeral at 12:00PM with Rev. Terry Brock officiating. Burial to follow in Crown Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cherry Valley United Baptist Church, 1500 Parkamo, Hamilton Ohio 45011. Online condolences can be made at



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Clophas was our neighbor of about 18 years. We send our deepest condolences to Judy and the rest of the family. Greg and Clophas had a such a friendly, neighborly relationship and we will miss seeing Clophas working in his yard and riding his great grandson around on the tractor. Please let us know if we can help in any way. Continued prayers. With sympathy, Greg and Kelli
- Fischvogt
I think we first met Clophas at my cousins Bo Givens church near Middlesboro, KY. The New Haven quartet was singing and the spirit of God was there in a big way. This was maybe late 1978 and we invited them to our church for Homecomings in Delphi, IN. The last time we saw him and Judy was at Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Delphi, IN. They sang and I believe Clophas preached. That was probably 15 years ago. Clophas was all that I believe a Christian should be. We have some very special memories of him and Judy, mostly in church services! When I think of Clophas I think of a man that had to be special in God's eyes. He was full of the Holy Spirit! My prayer is that God will comfort Judy and his family. We love you and just remember you will meet again someday. Love and prayers, Steve and Thelma Strong🙏🏻💕
- Thelma Strong
Judy,this is your cousin Margaret (Gordon) so sorry to hear about Clophas's passing!...will keep you in our prayers!🙏🙏
- Margaret Moyers
I was saved by his preaching, he was like a grandpa to me, he was the kindest man ive ever known
- Savannah
Clophas was a favorite. A distant cousin, shared a birthday I always reminded him he was the oldest. Will be missed by all.
- Jean Rhymer
I am so sorry to hear about Pastor Clophas. He was an inspiration and I will miss him.
- Tammy Miley

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