Thursday, September 3, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - A beloved county leader will be laid to rest Saturday.
An 11 a.m. funeral has been set for Wayne Shackelford, a former county extension agent who rose to the rank of transportation commissioner.
The Snellville man, who also was Gwinnett's longest-serving county administrator, former Chamber of Commerce board chairman and long-time volunteer, died Tuesday after a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
"It is difficult to put into words just how much Wayne Shackelford gave to Gwinnett County and to the state of Georgia," Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charles Bannister said. "Wayne was a public servant, a philanthropist, and an all-around good guy. As someone who spent his lifetime making Gwinnett County the dynamic, successful community it is today, his impact will be felt for many generations. He will be missed."
Shackelford's family, including his wife Anna, three children and seven grandchildren, will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Friday at the Lawrenceville chapel of Tom Wages Funeral Home.
Saturday's funeral will be held at Lawrenceville First Baptist with Rev. Inman J. Houston, Dr. Lamar Holley and the Rev. David Gilleland officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial gifts be made to the Wayne Shackelford Scholarship Fund with the Georgia 4-H Foundation or to the "Fulfilling the Dream" fund at Lawrenceville First Baptist Church.