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Robert W. SHACKTON Jr.


1943 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Robert W. SHACKTON Jr. Obituary
died on Monday, September 10, 2018 after a courageous battle with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML-2) contracted from toxic waters at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina. Born on December 25, 1943 at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, he moved to Clearwater, Florida in 1948. He was a St. Cecelia Catholic Church fifth generation parishioner. He attended Clearwater School, St. Cecelia Parochial, Clearwater Junior High, Clearwater High School (Class of 1961), and the University of Florida, where he pledged the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He was honorably discharged in 1970 from the United States Marine Corp.

He was a 35-year newspaper advertising account executive at the Clearwater Sun, The Flyer, The St. Petersburg Times, and retired from the Hearst Corporation. He was also a state-certified paramedic for five years in Pasco and Pinellas Counties. He was a past president of the Victoria Condominiums in Dunedin, a member of the American Legion Post 7 Turner-Brandon, Clearwater, a member of MENSA and the OSS Society.

He is survived by his spouse of 51 years, Catherine L. (McKenzie) Shackton; sons, Thomas Patrick Shackton (Alexandria), a First Watch Regional Vice President, Timothy Andrew Shackton (Leah), a renowned brewmaster at Ulele Restaurant, Tampa, and William Robert Shackton (Elizabeth), a Countryside High School biology teacher and track coach; a niece, Katherine (Jay) Preble, a Jesuit High School teacher; 13 grandchildren, Lauren, Christian, Patrick, Graham, Katherine, Liam, Samantha, Mackenzie, Isabella Shackton, Rachel and Sarah Preble, Olivia Anderson and Heath Anderson; and two great-grandchildren, Mila Holcomb and Jude Anderson.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery with Honors. Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Clearwater is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Sept. 13, 2018
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