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Charles Shockley


Charles E. Shockley, 95, of Hoopers Island passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at UMSMC at Dorchester.
Born on Christmas Day 1919, he was a son of the late Everett and Ruby Creighton Shockley.
Charles grew up on Hoopers Island and even as a young lad was always involved with the waterman’s lifestyle. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, May 30, 1941 and served his country in the Pacific Theatre. Charles was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in action. He returned to his Hoopers Island home after being discharged July 27, 1945.
Charles continued his career as a waterman and then became part owner and operator of A.E. Phillips and Son’s Seafood business. He also was the Captain of the oyster buy boat, the “Rena A. Callow” , on the Chesapeake for many years.
Charles was married to the former Liily Mae Johnson. Lilly passed away October 24, 1965. Later he married Lois Hughes. She passed away November 28, 2001.
Charles was an avid fisherman and loved to take all his family out on fishing trips whenever he could. Even in his later years, he never lost his desire to fish and give to family and friends the days catch. Hoopers Island was always his home until 2006 when he moved to Secretary and lived with his very special caregivers Jack and Doreen Trego.
Survivng is his daughter Sharon Fitzhugh (Emory) of Woolford; son Tony Shockley (Robin) of Linkwood; brothers Leon Shockley of Cambridge and Dorsey Shockley of Hoopers Island; granddaughters Erika Walbridge (Jason) of Detroit, MI, Tabi Simmons (Matt) of Church Creek, Amanda Hailey (Jack) of Brownsville, TX; great grandson's Devin Shockley and Colton Hailey and great grandaughter Emma Hailey; step children Judy Robinson (Jeff) of Torrance, CA, Jean Adams of Sharptown, MD and Jay Lewis of Bridgeville, DE; step grandchildren Michele LeCates, Delmar, MD, Cathy Vowles (Matt), Los Angeles, CA , Robbie Wheatley, San Franciso, CA , Eric Stanley, Katie and Kelsey Adams, Cambridge, MD; step great grandchildren Jack, Grace and Lily Vowles; special friends Ruth Moore of Madison, Art Wheatley of Hudson; along with several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wives are brothers Rodger and Carl Shockley; sisters Laura Shockley and Doris Aaron.
A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 beginning 1:00 p.m. at Dorchester Memorial Park with Rev. A. Delmer Willey, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Company, c/o Rosemary Dean, PO Box 125, Fishing Creek, MD 21634.
Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
To share memories or send online condolences please visit www.newcombcollins.com

Graveside Service

1:00 p.m. ,Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Dorchester Memorial Park
5391 Aireys Rd. Cambridge, MD 21613

Interment

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Dorchester Memorial Park
5391 Aireys Rd. Cambridge, MD 21613

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Guestbook

You were the best Pop a girl could ask for. Thank you for being my friend. I love you and will miss you dearly.

Catherine Wheatley Vowles May 20 2015 12:00 AM

Sharon and Tony I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. May God be with your whole family in such a time of need.

Charles H Parker May 19 2015 12:00 AM

The best buddy and father-in-law a guy could have. I'm a better man because of my friendship with him.

Art Wheatley May 18 2015 12:00 AM

Tony and family......I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie (Meredith) O''Bier May 18 2015 12:00 AM

Mr. Charles was a lifelong member of our neighborhood. My parents always got their first Christmas card each year from him. Prayers to Sharon,Tony,Jay,Jean and the rest of the family.

Diane Jones Chavis May 17 2015 12:00 AM

Drove a truck for Mr Charles years ago hauling oysters for him He was a nice man. Very sorry for your loss

Tommy Willey May 17 2015 12:00 AM

Such a sweet dear friend to our entire family.

Kitty & Bill Cannon May 17 2015 12:00 AM

Sorry to here about your Father,I always thought a lot of him,He will be missed

Curtis & Patricia Simmons May 16 2015 12:00 AM