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Galen Frederick Shockley

November 21, 1939 — November 6, 2022


Galen Frederick Shockley

On November 6, 2022, Galen Frederick Shockley, age 82, passed peacefully from this life and went to his heavenly home. The world has lost a kind and loving soul.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 13, 2022, at Greenview Cemetery with Pastor Doug Diamond officiating.

Galen was born in Rockingham county on November 21, 1939, to Herbert Edwin Shockley and Bessie Williams Shockley. He was one of nine children. He was a sharp young man that always had a book or a toy car in his hand. Galen married Katharine “Kitty” Lipscomb on September 22, 1974. Galen was a loving husband. Galen worked as a custodian for Macfield and as a courtesy clerk for Winn-Dixie. He was a dedicated worker that always had a smile on his face and a willingness to help others.

Galen loved his church family at the First Church of the Brethren. He often studied his Bible and enjoyed leading the children’s church lessons. Galen loved teaching the little children about God. Galen loved all types of cars and trucks. He had a large collection of model cars, many of which he custom-made. Galen loved his family and friends. He loved to share the word of Jesus Christ with everyone he met. He was such a blessing to all that knew him.

Galen was preceded in death by both of his parents; as well as his sister, Elaine Scott; and his brothers Thurman Shockley, Turner (Bill) Shockley and Claude Shockley.

Galen is survived by his wife of 48 years, Katharine “Kitty” Shockley; siblings, Aaron Shockley, Roger Shockley, Jimmy Shockley (wife, Joyce), Hilda Jones; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

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