Mr. Ray H. Shockey, Sr., 97, of Tomstown Road, Waynesboro, PA passed away Thursday morning, March 22, 2018 in his home.
Born September 14, 1920 in Quincy Township, PA he was the son of the late Elmer C. and Rosie V. (Welsh) Shockey. He was a lifelong resident of Quincy Township.
Mr. Shockey was a graduate of the Quincy High School with the Class of 1941.
After high school he served with the United States Army during World War II from September 24, 1942 until his honorable discharge on December 24, 1945.
He and his wife of nearly 70 years, Geraldine P. (Bricker) Shockey were married March 26, 1948 in Hagerstown, MD.
Mr. Shockey worked as a machinist at Landis Machine Company, Waynesboro from 1941 until 1961. He then went on to work for Mack Truck, Hagerstown as a machinist from 1961 until his retirement in 1984.
He was a member of the Blue Rock U.B. Church, Waynesboro, where he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class and served on the personnel committee. Mr. Shockey was also a member of Waynesboro Fish and Game and the United Auto Workers union. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, going camping, and especially spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Ray Shockey, Jr. and his wife, Bonnie of Waynesboro, Bonnie Hahn and her husband, Greg of Mont Alto, PA, Trudy Price and her husband, Perry of Waynesboro, and Priscilla Hahn and her husband, Jeff of Waynesboro; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four siblings, Orville Shockey of Waynesboro, Earl Shockey of Michaux Manor Assisted Living Center, South Mountain, Glen Shockey of State Line, PA, and Kathleen McNew of Fayetteville, PA; and a number nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant grandson, Gregory Hahn, Jr.; his siblings, Clark Shockey, Wilbur Shockey, Tressa Shoemaker; and two infant brothers.
Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, March 26, 2018 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad Street, Waynesboro, PA with Pastor Gregory Helman officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy, PA where military graveside services will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post #1599, Chambersburg.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, Monday afternoon, in the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Lutheran Home Care and Hospice for the wonderful and compassionate care they provided to the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Blue Rock Church, 7885 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268 or to SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ray
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