2012-09-27 / Obituaries

Paul K. Shockey Chambersburg, 89

Paul Kenneth Shockey, 89, Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died at 10: 05 a. m., Tuesday, September 18, 2012, in the Quincy Retirement Home, Quincy, Pa.

Born July 30, 1923, in Ringgold, Md., he was the son of the late Harry B. and Ruth (Davis) Shockey.

He began his career in the apprentice program of Landis Tool Co. Waynesboro. After working at the Tool Co., he was employed at Fairchild in Hagerstown and then went to work at Grove Mfg. of Shady Grove in January 1959 as the company’s first mechanical engineer. Then, on January 9, 1969, he and the late John L. Grove cofounded JLG Industries in McConnellsburg, where he worked until his retirement.

He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II as a tail gunner instructor. He was a 1941 graduate of Smithsburg High School and was a 1947 graduate of Duke University in mechanical engineering.

He served on the board of directors of JLG and was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Greencastle where he served on the church council. He was a member of the Friends of Fulton County Library and a member of Mc- Connellsburg American Legion

He and his wife, Anna E. (McDonald) Shockey, were married February 28, 1946.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 66 years, are two sons: Kenneth B. (wife Bonnie) Shockey, Greencastle; James N. Shockey, Ringgold, Md.; two sisters: Jane (husband George) Martin, resident of Luther Ridge, Chambersburg; Etta Gearhart, Lancaster; three granddaughters: Nikki Metzler, Jodi Plum and Anni Rhule; five great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 21, at 11 a.m., from Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greencastle. Rev. Martin H. Horn officiated. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery Greencastle.

Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202 or to Fulton County Library 227 North First St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.zimmermanfh.com.

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