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Dorsey Shockley, Sr

Dorsey John Shockley, Sr., 76, of Fishing Creek passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore.

Born on Hoopers Island March 26, 1940 he was a son of the late Ruby Creighton and Everette Shockley.

After schooling on the Island, he began the family tradition of working the water. “Ole Salt” as he was affectionately referred to by his wife was passionate about being an Eastern Shore waterman. Regardless of weather conditions “Ole Salt” would be working the waters. He was also Co- owner of Hoopers Island Seafood, Co-owner of Chesapeake Treasurers for 22 years and worked at Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture with his son and grandson until his passing.

Dorsey married his wife, the former Phyllis Hughes, August 1, 1958 at the age of 18. They were blessed with two children. He was a very devoted husband. They would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.

“Darcy”, as most people called him, enjoyed sports. He loved playing golf and watching Orioles baseball. In earlier years, he managed the 315 Market softball team. As he got older he got great enjoyment watching his grandchildren play ball. The grandchildren, whom he cherished, could expect to see their grandparents watching them from the car at football practice or during a game. He never missed a game.

Dorsey was a very talented wildlife carver. He was well known in the carved wooden decoy community. His attention to detail, which made the decoys so realistic, was something to behold. His work was admired all over the country.

Surviving him besides his wife is his son Johnny Shockley and wife Nancy of Woolford and daughter Missy Henry and husband Mike of East New Market; grandchildren Lauren Shockley (Brian), Jordan Shockley (Megan), Chelsea Shockley, Tori Henry, John Henry, Ryan Henry along with a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents are brothers Rodger, Carl, Charles and Leon; sisters Laura Shockley and Doris Aaron.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening July 31, 2016 from 6:00 till 8:00 pm at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High St., Cambridge, MD.

A funeral service will be Monday, August 1, 2016 beginning 1:00 pm at the funeral home. The family will receive friends the hour prior to the service. Officiating will be Pastor Dave Stewart.

Interment will follow at Hosier Memorial Church Cemetery, Hoopers Island.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jordan Shockley, Brian Weglarz, Curtis Phillips, Bryan Hall, Mike Henry, Bubby Powley, Rudy Robbins, Jr. and Robin Hall.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Henry, Ben Krewson and Ryan Henry.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Dorsey’s name can be made to Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, c/o Rosemary Dean, PO Box 125, Fishing Creek, MD 21634; American Diabetes Association, 2002 Clipper Park Road, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21211; or University of Maryland Medical Center, 110 South Pace St., 9th Floor Foundation Office, Baltimore, MD 21201.

To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com

Viewing and Visitation with Family

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ,Sunday, July 31, 2016
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD, Dorchester 21613

Viewing and Visitation with Family

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ,Monday, August 1, 2016
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613

Funeral Service

1:00 p.m. ,Monday, August 1, 2016
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613


3:00 p.m. ,Monday, August 1, 2016
Hosier Memorial United Methodist Church
Rippons Rd. Fishing Creek, MD, Dorchester 21634

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Our warmest thought and deepest sympathy are with your family during your loss. It was pleasure to hear Lauren's sweet voice and Tori's loving words about her pop-pop. May the God who gives comfort be with you at this time ( 2 Cor. 1:3,4 ) - Russel and Barbara

Barb and Russ Simmons Aug 3 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We hope that you will remember the good times and know that he loved you and God is looking after him until you meet again.

Bob and Debbie Kinnamon Aug 2 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, you are blesed to have such beautiful memories of your Dad that will always be a part of you.

Warren & Diane Newcomb Jul 31 2016 12:00 AM

Extending deepest sympathy to family and friends in this time of sorrow. Please find comfort in knowing that soon all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus' voice and come out. (John 5:28,29) Until that blessed day, may the GOD of all comfort grant you peace while many fond memories warm your hearts.

A. Wingfield Jul 31 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss and we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Carnelious(CJ)and Gwen Jul 30 2016 12:00 AM

Sorrow for you loss, Dorsey was a treasure to all who knew him. Prayers for Phyllis, Johnny, Missy and their families....and pray you will have many wonderful memories of this outstanding man to sustain you over the grieving period.

Annette cheney Jul 28 2016 12:00 AM

Phyllis, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Peggy & Bobby Aaron Jul 28 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a fine and well liked man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Charles H Parker Jul 28 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be missed by many.

Joyce Jones Bromwell Jul 28 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. He was one of my childhood heroes. He is sure with good some good company now. God bless you all.

Jay,maricarole,justin and jason Jul 28 2016 12:00 AM

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