Rev. Edgar "Sonny" Patton Shackelford
Last updated 4/1/2020 at 4:35pm
Rev. Edgar “Sonny” Patton Shackelford, 86, died March 28, 2020, in Knoxville, Tenn.
He was born in Spartanburg, S.C., and grew up in Oak Ridge, Tenn. He was a 1952 graduate of Oak Ridge High School; a 1956 graduate of Maryville College, in Maryville, Tenn., where he received a bachelor’s degree in English; a graduate of Georgia State University, where he received his master’s degree in counseling; and a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Louisville, Ky., where he received his bachelor of divinity degree.
He was a retired chaplain and lieutenant colo...