Harvey G. Shockley Jr., 82, of Magnola, died Friday, July 25, 2008.
Funeral services for Harvey G. Shockey Jr., 82, of Magnolia, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call beginning at noon. Mr. Shockley died Friday, July 25, 2008, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Elsmere.
Mr. Shockley was born Oct. 7, 1925, near Magnolia, son of the late Harvey G. Shockley Sr. and Mary Shahan Shockley.He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served as a corporal.
Mr. Shockley worked as a stone and brick masonry contractor for more than 50 years. He also was a tour guide and night watchman at the John Dickinson Plantation.
He enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. He also was an avid historian, who enjoyed doing restoration projects, archaeology and was a member of Eckancar.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Shockley was preceded in death by his brother, Gene K. Shockley; and a man who was like a son to him, Jack David Wardwell Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris Roe Shockley of Magnolia; two sons and their wives, Bruce E. and Bonnie Kaye Shockley of Frederica and Paul R. and Alice V. Shockley of Magnolia; four grandchildren, Shelly Lefort of Harrington, Kassandra and Paul Shockley Jr. of Magnolia and Jack David Wardell Jr. of Magnolia; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Andrew and Jake Lefort of Harrington.
Interment will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.
Memorial donations in Mr. Shockley’s name may be made to the Veterans Administration Hospital, Elsmere.