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“just found out about Dr. Shockley's passing. I'm very, very sorry to hear about it. He was my teacher, mentor, hero when I attended NMHU in Las Vegas...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Laurie Jerge

“I just found out about Dr. Shockley's passing. I'm very, very sorry to hear about it. He was my teacher, mentor, hero when I attended NMHU in Las...Read More »
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“You don't know me or my family, but my husband Pete was the man who gave your father CPR before the ambulance was on scene. We were in Spartanburg,...Read More »
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“I was very sorry to hear about Joe's passing haven't seen him in many years. Jan and I were in school together please pass this along to him I have...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Randy Sanders

“To Jan and All: We are so sorry to learn of the death of Joe, as they were our neighbors and friends when they lived in Laurens. His death made me...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry and BobbieStoddard

“Dear Schokley family, I had seen Joe jog around the block on many occasions. He always waived and gave a smile in our wonderful Southern...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: McKrae & Julie Game

“We are so sorry about the death of Dr. Shockley. I frequently saw him jogging in the neighborhood and he always spoke. From his obituary, it sounds...Read More »
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“Dear Neighbors: Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Byron & Dodie Hanchett

“Dear Neighbors, You have our deepest sympathies at this loss. However, our faith tells us it is really a gain--because there is life after this one....Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Lonnie & Linda Goode

“Dear Family: It was such a shock to hear about Joe. You will be in our prayers. Unfortunately Lynn & Justin can not get off for the funeral, but...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Lynn Shockley


Dr. Joe Melvin Shockley, Jr., 75, of 200 Wexford Lane, died suddenly Saturday, November 24, 2007. Born September 9, 1932, in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Joe Melvin Shockley, Sr. and Vivian Roberts Shockley and the husband of the late Marilyn Virginia Ropp Shockley. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he was professor emeritus and former department head at New Mexico Highlands University. He was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, a member of the UGA Alumni Association, and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include a son, Keith Ropp Shockley and his wife Linda of Ellsworth, ME; a daughter, Lauren Patricia Shockley of the home; his mother-in-law, Virginia C. Ropp of the home; and a brother, Jan D. Shockley of Spartanburg.

Visitation will be 12-12:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at Floyds Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel conducted by the Rev. Robert C. Morgan. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Laurens, SC.

An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.

Floyds Greenlawn Chapel

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