Shane Thackston, former Springdale Elementary principal, passes away

shane.jpg2Shane Thackston, former principal of Springdale Elementary School, has died.
The news of Thackston’s death was delivered Wednesday morning to Thackston’s colleagues in Lexington School District Two.
Thackston took a short leave from Springdale after suffering severe pain in his head in January 2015. He was back at at school, in his principal’s role by February of that year. In the time he was out, Thackston was treated for vascular mass complications.
He reported feeling fine when he came back. But in the next two years, his health declined until his death.

Pictured: Shane Thackston. 


  1. Randy Cartee says:

    Prayers for the Thackston family. My son played baseball with Shane at Central Wesleyan College now Southern Wesleyan College. He was such a great guy. Prayers for this family and also for his extended family

  2. Tonya Lane says:

    So sorry to hear! Prayers for friends and family!

  3. Pamela Busbee says:

    Mr. Thackston was a wonderful Leader! All the students and parents looked up to him. God has gained a wonderful angel!

  4. Connie Vaughn says:

    I always call Shane “Coach”. He left such a great impression on my son! Sad to hear you are gone “Coach”.

  5. Redding Shealy says:

    Was my principal for 4 years. Everyone loved him and he was such a great guy. I remember the day he had to leave due to head issues, everyone was sad. He was the man who hired my mother. Woke up about a week ago to see that he died. R.I.P

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