Donald B. Shackle

July 19, 1937 ‒ October 17, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Donald B. Shackle, age 81, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. He was born on July 19, 1937 in Canton, Ohio the son of Cecil and Joyce (Palmer) Shackle.

Don served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1957.  Upon returning home from the service, Don got a job with the telephone company and eventually retired from Sprint in 1994 after 35 years of service.  After retiring from Sprint, Don followed his hobby of golf and started working at Irish Hills Golf Course where he was employed for over 15 years.  It was there that Don recorded his only hole in one at the 10th hole.

For many years, Don and his wife Jean wintered in Frostproof, Florida.  He was a member of the Mount Vernon First Church of God.

He is survived by his wife Jean (Griffith) Shackle whom he married on March 1, 1959, a son, Doug (Lisa) Shackle of Urbana, four grandchildren, Sarah Shackle, Derek Shackle, Donovan Shackle and Grace Shackle, seven great grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Gina Shackle, a sister-in-law, Jackie Shackle and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents Don was preceded in death by a son David Shackle and a brother, Ronald Shackle.

Friends may call on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mount Vernon First Church of God, 10 Pine Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will begin at 1 p.m.  Rev. William Fulda will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

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  • Jean and Family,

    So sorry to read of Don’s passing. We have to remember all the fun we use to have. He was a fun person to be with.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sue Harwell.

  • Jean and family, so sorry for your loss. Don was one of the all time great guys. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    Dennis Snyder

  • We’ve had the pleasure of knowing this wonderful man for many, many years, and we are so sorry to learn of his passing. Our prayers and thoughts will be with Jean, and their entire family.

  • Myron and Darlene will be praying for his dear wife and family. He will certainly be missed. He was Loved.

  • We have known Don for many years, and he was a great guy. He always had a smile. God bless you all at this sad time.

    Ray and Marilyn Bell

  • I first got to know Don when I worked at the switchboard at Mercy/Memorial Hospital and he and one of the other telephone guys would come to check or repair the phone equipment. They always had me laughing before they left. Then Don and Jean began attending our church and we got to know them even better. We had some good times and we miss that, but know he is now enjoying his rewards in heaven. Our love and prayers go out to Jean and family. 💞

  • Jean and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have many wonderful memories of times with you both. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    Brian and Lisa (Hartwig) Wagner

  • Jean and family, so sorry to hear of Dons passing. Thoughts and prayers for you all

    Ceetta Steurer Antill

  • Jean and family, so sorry to hear of Dons passing. Thoughts and prayers for you all

    Ceetta Steurer Antill

  • Jean and family so sorry for your loss. Don will certainly be missed by all of us . Prayers and love.

  • So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We were twins in that we both were from Ohio and shared the same birthday. Prayers to Jean and family.

  • Our utmost deepest sympathies to Jean, Doug and family🥀🕯️We Love you and will be praying for you ✝️
    🕯️💗Life is Precious💗🕯️ And Heaven is forvever with Jesus in our hearts 💗 until we see our Loved ones again✝️
    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Love & Prayers 💞 💞
    Chuck & Carol Griffith

  • I’m so very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We grew up together and although miles have separated us for many years, I always so much enjoyed recalling the great times back then. We both worked during high school days on Claude Mizer farms and one day while loading hay onto a wagon, Don was pulling bales out of the bailer and grabbed ahold of a bale with a big snake partially sticking out. He passed it right on back to me, then almost fell off the wagon laughing when I almost fell off! We had to stop the driver while we recovered some dropped bales. I had hoped to stop and see Don last summer while back in Ohio but was not able to. Sure wish I could have. God bless to Jean and all the family, I’ll always remember Don as one of the “Good Guys”.

  • Jean I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You two were great friends. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Looking at his picture, he still had that wonderful grin. Know you will always be remembered. I sent you a private message on Facebook when you feel like reading it.

  • Jean, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always remember the fun times we had with you and Don. He was definitely one of the best. We will miss both of you during our winters in Florida. Love and prayers.Sonny,Mary Lou and Cindy

  • Jean this is Barbie, Bob and Joyce Giles daughter our hearts are very sad hearing the news of Don passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a really good man and a fine football player back in the 50’s. He will be missed!

  • My thoughts and prayers for the Shackle family. Dad and Don worked together for several years at the phone company.
    Deepest Sympathy,
    GiGi (Miller) Larsen

  • That terrific smile was with him on every job at work. I had the pleasure of working with him a few times and he was a top-notch person. You are blessed to have had him in your lives.

  • Sweet Jean,
    I’m very sorry for your loss! I know your heart is aching but the Lord is right by your side! He will give you the strength to keep going and to make it through each day. We will be praying for you! We love you!


    Brasta (Griffith), Chris, Alexander, Braden, Isaac, Jace, and Elysia Lialios

  • Good bye my friend. I remember the times we golfed together and going different places to eat as couples.We would go to your home afterwards to remenice and chat while eating ice cream. Some of my happiest memories were the couples going to Gatlinburg to enjoy Family Fest and shopping.
    So long until we meet again.

    Your friend, Phil

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family for the Lord to comfort and uplift you.

    The Lang’s
    Mike, Nichole, Lexus, Jaden, Nevaeh, Maleah, & Evangeline

  • We love you Jean and we loved Don – always loved seeing him loved his smile and laugh! He will be missed.
    Tim and Lisa

  • Jean & family,

    So sorry to hear of Don’s unexpected passing. I’ve known you for over 50 years and babysat for you when you lived on Arch Avenue! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he RIP.
    Don and Barb Hamm

  • I am truly sorry for the loss of a “GREAT” man! I worked at Irish Hills and looked forward to the days when he would stop in and we would chat:) Always enjoyed hearing his stories and know his legacy will continue to live on! My thoughts and prayers are with Jean and the family!
    Shannon Sigman

  • I am so sorry for your loss of Don. It was always a pleasure to play cards, go out to eat or ride bikes when in Florida with you and Don. I miss you and am truly sorry you have to go through this. My prayers are with you and your family. Maybe he will find Gus in heaven and have a reunion. What a great guy, he will be missed.

  • Sorry Jean & Doug what a great guy. Knew Don a long time. He was a great worker at the phone company, good father, good man, will surely be missed. Will keep you in my prayers. Bob Harrod