Fallen Hero: SGT(Ret) Daniel “Doc” Ray Shockley


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Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on December 13, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SGT(Ret) Daniel “Doc” Ray Shockley, age 66, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served in Co. C, 223rd Engineer Battalion and worked full time  at Camp McCain as departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

“Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:  

Daniel “Doc” Ray Shockley, 66, of Pittsboro departed from this life on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS. He was born on August 14, 1956, in Lansing Michigan to the late William Earnest Shockley and Lillian Mertie Baker Shockley. 

Doc served in the Army and the United States National Guard, serving in Afghanistan. After retirement he loved to travel to the mountains, and in his spare time, he could be found hunting, fishing, or doing anything outdoors. Doc loved facebook, telling jokes, and his dog Deedee. Doc will be profoundly missed by his family and friends.

He leaves behind a loving family to continue walking down the path of life in his absence: wife, Elizabeth Gregory Shockley of Pittsboro; son, Jody (Ladonna) Burt of Bruce; daughter, Courtney Simpson of Wheaton, IL; two sisters: Sandra Hyden of Burleson, TX; Barbara Shockley (Michael) Peiffer of Plano, TX; four brothers: Patrick Shockley of Siearra Vista, AZ; James Shockley of League City, TX; Michael Shockley of Budd Lake, NJ; Scott Campbell of Calhoun City; seven grandchildren: Chloe Burt, Kaitlyn Burt, Cody Coston, Aubrey Lee, Braiden Lee, Zander Irwin, and Sarah Grace (Tristan) Griffin; two great-grandchildren: Easton Griffin and Westley Griffin. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, William Earnest Shockley and Lillian Mertie Baker Shockley; three brothers: William Earnest Shockley, Leslie Shockley, and Mark Joseph Ellis; sister, Teresa Eliane Howarth; grandchild, Lakyn Burt.

The staff of Parker Memorial Funeral Home is honored to serve the Shockley family as they walk through this season of loss. We ask that you keep them, in your thoughts and prayers as they mourn the passing of their loved one.