OBITUARY: Paul K. Shockey

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Paul Kenneth Shockey, age 89, of 2684 St. Paul Road, Chambersburg, and formerly of Greencastle, died at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 in the Quincy Retirement Home, Quincy.

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

Paul 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, Md., and then went to work at Grove Manufacturing of Shady Grove in January 1959 as the company's first mechanical engineer. On Jan. 9, 1969, he and the late John L. Grove co-founded 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.

Paul was a member of the Friends of the Fulton County Library and a member of the McConnellsburg American Legion.

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

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

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21 from the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 130 N. Washington St., Greencastle, with Rev. Martin H. Horn officiating.

Burial will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, and at the church one hour before the service on Friday.

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

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