Clara Florine “Flo” Strickland Shadwick, 81, of Ringgold, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 at her residence. A native of Cleveland, she has lived in the Ringgold area for the past 74 years. She was a former employee of the Catoosa County Board of Education, where she drove a school bus for 35 years, and was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. Clara is described by her daughters as the best wife, mother and grandmother that there has ever been, and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Bud” Shadwick; son, James Michael McAllister; parents, Benjamin Franklin and Clara Estelle Lynn Strickland; and two brothers, Leon and Carl Strickland.
She is survived by four daughters, Pam (Richard) Lowrance of LaFayette, Cindi (James) Wilson of Mooresville, In., Cheri (Gabriel) Powers of Cohutta, Ga. And Tara (Jake Haynes) Gordy of Ringgold; sister, Bobbie Jean Spriggs of Clayhatchee, Al.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 5 in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Ronnie Shadwick and Rev. Tony Angel officiating. Interment will follow at New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 3-8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until funeral time Monday at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.