Robert B. Shockley died Thursday morning, February 12, 2004. Robert was born November 21, 1949 in Vicksburg, Michigan, a son of Jack and Doris (Jones) Shockley. During the Vietnam Conflict, he served with the U.S. Marines. He had been a lifelong Kalamazoo area resident, and was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years, retiring in 1997. He attended Valley View Bible Church, and was a member of the North American Hunting Club and N.R.A. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sandra L. Shockley on November 9, 2002; and a grandson, Joshua Pillars. He is survived by 4 children, Gabriel (Allison) Shockley of Kalamazoo, William Shockley of Greenville, MI, and Marcus and Naomi Shockley, both of Kalamazoo; 4 step-children, James Clark of Anchorage, AK, Kimberly (Victor) Olson of Minneapolis, MN, Susan (Steven) Pillars of Kalamazoo, and Cathy Penny of Kalamazoo; 13 grandchildren, Jennifer and Adam Eggleston, Teresa Porter, Angela Penny, Ashley Porter, Nicole Pillars, Jesse Porter, Thomas Woodruff Jr., Elizabeth Shockley, Michaela Shockley, Victoria Olson, Madison Pillars, and Danielle and Cameron Shockley; a great-grandchild; a brother, Richard (June) Shockley of Portage; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services will be held 1 o\’clock Monday from the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Cremation will follow services. Private inurnment of cremains will be in Alamo Cemetery at a later date.
February 12, 2004