A military graveside service for W.O. Shockey, 72, of Sulphur Springs was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Como Cemeteryunder the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, with the Rev. Elton Boubel officiating.
Mr. Shockey died Tuesday morning, Feb. 3, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
W.O. Shockey was born in Grapevine, on April 4, 1936, the son of George Arnold and Nettie Edwina Jimerson Shockey. They preceded him in death.
He married Sue Neal Boyd in Sulphur Springs, on Jan. 15, 1983. She survives.
Mr. Shockey was retired from the United States Army. He was of the Baptist faith and was a Mason.
Other survivors include five sons, Raymond Shockey and Ray Shockey, both of Como, Bill Shockey and Bobby Shockey, both of Sulphur Springs, and John Shockey of Killeen; two daughters, Diane Brown of Vine Grove, Ky., and Gloria Shockey of North Dakota; two step-sons, Mike Boyd of Houston and Randy Boyd of Tulsa, Okla.; step-daughter, Theresa Boyd of Como; one brother, Orin Shockey of Fort Worth; two sisters, Delores Perry of South Lake and Octtie Hardin of Hearst; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Soou Shockey, and one step-grandchild.
Arrangements were directed by Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
The online register can be signed at:
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