Dr Leonard ShacklesIn Loving Memory…

Dr. Leonard L. Shackles

Dr. Leonard L. Shackles, born April 11, 1938 in Sedalia, died Sunday, September 19, 2021.

Dr. Shackles attended Whittier School and graduated from Smith Cotton High School in 1956. In 1957 he was baptized at the East Sedalia Baptist Church. On August 14, 1960, he married Anna Lee Skidmore. He attended CMSU Warrensburg and graduated from UMKC with honors in 1966. He became a member of OKU, an Honorary Dental Society and was awarded the Mosby Book Award. He practiced dentistry in 1966 with Dr. Richard Parks in Carthage and began his practice in Sedalia in 1967 residing and practicing dentistry the balance of his life. His hobbies were dentistry, family, motorcycling and woodcarving.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Anna Lee Shackles; his son, John Len Shackles; his father, Albert Shackles; his mother, Mildred Porter Shackles; and his stepfather, C.W. Gordy.

He is survived by his son, Kent Shackles, of Sedalia; a sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Bob Mullins, of Sedalia; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Mona Shackles, of Lee’s Summit; and his friend, Vera Fox.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2021 at Heckart Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremiah Greever officiating.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church or Missouri Right to Life in care of Heckart Funeral Home.



17 Responses

  1. I am saddened to hear of Leonard’s passing. When Anna Lee decided to stay at home and be a full time Mother, I was hired to take her place as Leonard’s dental assistant. His excellent training allowed me to have a career in the dental field for over 38 years. He was an excellent dentist, who loved his calling. He loved his family and was proud of them. Please know that you have my sympathy and prayers.

  2. Such a very nice man, we always enjoyed talking with him both in the office and when we would see him out on a motorcycle ride at a bike and car show. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

  3. You are all in our prayers and thoughts. Leonard was a very nice man. He and Carl liked to talk motorcycles when ever they saw each other. We are sorry for your lose.

  4. Dr. Shackles was one of the nicest,sweetest men I have ever known. He was one of the first people I met when I moved here and made me feel welcome. He will be missed.

  5. Deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Shackles. He was such a kind soul and will be sadly missed.

  6. Sorry to hear of his passing. He was my dentist and was very patient with me and my phobia. I know he will be missed

  7. My sympathies to the family. Anna Lee and Leonard were our neighbors and friends. He was an excellent dentist. I am deeply saddened by his passing

  8. He was a special cousin, came to my aid at grandma’s when needed. Sorry I will not be able to be there. He will be missed.

  9. Remembering our fun,safe neighborhood,Leonard and his brother playing mumble peg and walking on giant stilts. Many pleasant memories at the lake with family most weekends. Millies’ caramel dumplings. Deepest sympathy to his son and family. Rest in peace Leonard,you lived a fulfilling and successful life.

  10. Sympathy to the family. Always enjoyed visiting with Leonard when making trips to Sedalia with his brother.

  11. I am saddened by the passing of Leonard. He always treated me with respect and kindness. He was an upstanding individual that will be greatly missed.

  12. Leonard was always such a kind man, as well as an excellent dentist. Rest easy Leonard ! Sympathy to Kent and family.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Call Now Button