Neal Alan Shackleford, passed away December 29, 2012, at the age of 71, at Biggs Gridley Memorial Hospital.
Born March 25, 1941, in Carnegie, Oklahoma, Neal was the seventh child of Viola May and Robert Yates nine children. He was known by most people as Buffalo. Many who had the opportunity to know Neal knew he had a big heart and easy going nature. He was a simple man who loved spending time with his friends and family. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, camping and listening to music. He was a loyal 49er fan and loved watching football. He was one of the original members of the Monday Night Football Club where he spent many years attending games and events. He was loved by many and missed by all who knew him.
Neal Shackleford is preceded in death by his parents, Viola May Shackleford and Robert Yates, brother Jay Shackleford and sister Luella Miller.
He is survived by his lifelong friend and ex-wife, Patricia Shackleford; three daughters: Lorie, Lani (and grandson) and Jennifer Hudson (and grandson Hunter Hudson, and granddaughter Rylie Hudson). He is survived by two brothers: Dennis Shackleford and Robert Shackleford; four sisters: Betty Hankins, Sue Mund, Kay Williams, and Rhonda Williams.
In lieu of a formal memorial the family and friends would like to honor Neal's wishes with a simple celebration of life to be held at Stan's Lounge Sunday, January 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. For more information please call 518-8742.