Kenneth S. Shockley

Kenneth S. Shockley
Kenneth Sherwood Shockley, age 92, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Raymore, Missouri surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on September 16, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri to Ernest and Verena (Baur) Shockley.  He is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers; Arlo Shockley, Gilbert Shockley, Eugene Shockley and Herbert Shockley.
In 1945 Ken was drafted into the United States Army and served until his honorable discharge in 1947.  Ken went on to graduate and receive his Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Northeast Missouri State Teacher’s College (Truman University), Kirksville, Missouri in 1952.
Ken taught high school math and accounting in Pueblo, Colorado and was also a licensed plumber and pipefitter, owning and operating his own company. After retirement, he moved to Texas to work with his brother in the oil pipe business.
Ken was a member of the First United Methodist Church and taught adult Sunday School.  Ken served as the President of the WARM House and worked as a volunteer.  In 2013 Ken received the Civic Award for his work with the WARM House.  He was instrumental in the purchase of the old McDonald’s restaurant which is the current home of the WARM House.  He was a member of the Benton County Historical Society, played an active role in the Habitat for Humanity and served as a board member of the Warsaw Senior Center.
Ken is survived by his wife Frances Shockley.  Ken and Helen (deceased) Shockley had five children:  Rev. Dr. Michael Shockley (wife, Jeanie) of Grand Junction, Colorado; Steve Shockley (wife, Lisa) of Waxahachie, Texas; Lynn Fair (husband, Merle) of Marble Falls, Texas; Donna Pinson (husband, Frank) of Elizabeth, Colorado and Sara Davis of Raymore, Missouri, seventeen grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Ken is also survived by a sister, Mary Abel, of St. Charles, Missouri and two brothers, Allen Shockley (wife, Jan) of Cross Timbers, Missouri and Donald Shockley (wife, Shirley) of Atlanta, Georgia, numerous other relatives and many friends.
Memorial Services for Kenneth S. Shockley will be held by the family at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Warsaw, Missouri.  Arrangements for his cremation are under the direction of the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to the OATS Transit, 2109 Plaza Drive, Harrisonville, MO 64701 or Brookdale Hospice, 3131 S. State Route291, Ste. C, Independence MO 64057.

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