William T. Shockley

Friday, March 22, 2002

Cedar Hill, Mo.

William Thomas Shockley, 85, of Cedar Hill, Mo., died March 12, 2002, at the Cedar Hill Manor. He was born on Dec. 14. 1916, the son of the late Charles Oscar and Mary Etta Wright Shockley. In October of 1940 he married Lily Elizabeth Nunnally Shockley, who also preceeded him in death. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Before his retirement, he was employed as a teacher for the Northwest R-1 School District. He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in House Springs, Mo., a member of the House Springs Lions Club, where he was president for several years and a member of the Boy Scouts where he held the title as Scout Master.

There were several things Mr. Shockley was very proud of, one of which was when his high school basketball team took state championship in 1937.

He is survived by two daughters, Sue, and husband Jimmy, Schutt of Memphis, Tenn.; Billie J. Shockley of House Springs, Mo.,; a grandson, Christian Schutt, and two brothers, Nola Shockley of Lexa, and Clarence and wife, Mabel, Shockley of Manila.

The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15. Interment was at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Cedar Hill.

The family requests that anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Lions Eye foundation, or to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.