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Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

30 Riverside Highway, Bassett, VA

OBITUARY

Russell Porter Shockley

August 13, 1937February 13, 2020

Mr. Russell Porter Shockley, age 82 of Collinsville, Virginia passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. He was born on August 13, 1937 in Carroll County, Virginia. He was a son of the late Eldon Early Shockley and the late Gladys Porter Shockley, he was also predeceased by a brother, John Shockley. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. He served honorable in the U.S. Air Force. He loved to travel, NASCAR Racing, Blue Grass Music, his family and he was a Mr. Fixit.

Mr. Shockley is survived by his wife, Clovie Goad Shockley, two daughters, Rene Dutton (Daniel), Kim Nelson (Billy) and a son, David Shockley. He also leaves nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two sisters, Patricia Lewis and Jane Quesenberry.

A Private Graveside Service will be conducted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the Shockley Family Cemetery, Hillsville, Virginia with Military Rites to be performed by the Grover King V.F.W. Post 1115 Honor Guard.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints, Riverside Drive, Bassett, Virginia.

Online condolences at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com Collins Funeral Home at Bassett, Virginia is respectfully serving the Shockley Family.

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 22, 2020

Memories

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Jeanette McCreary

February 20, 2020

God bless and comfort Russell's wife, children, grandchildren and all his family.

Jeanette Lewis McCreary
Marietta, GA

Joe and Andrea Sloop

February 19, 2020

Dear Clovie and family, we have received word of Russell’s passing. We appreciate all he did for us over the years. What a kind and generous person! We have been blessed by our association with him, you and all your family. We send our love.

Kim Moore

February 18, 2020

Our family moved to Martinsville in 1984 with our young family and Russell was there our first day to help with others in the church to help us move in. He and his family were always there to help and support us, especially when our boys received their Eagle Scout awards. He lived a Christ like life and a blessing and an example to each of us.

Kristina Wright

February 17, 2020

We were members of the Martinsville branch from 1997-2001. My little girls nicknamed Brother Shockley, “Brother Gum” because he always had a stick of gum for them. I remember he was always so kind and helpful. One time my daughter, Sarah, lost an earring down the vent at the church. Brother Shockley promptly removed his white Sunday shirt and put his arm down the vent and retrieved it, much to her delight. He just couldn’t take the big crocodile tears! When it was time for us to move away, he was there, ready and anxious to help us. My husband, Howard, had a beautifully carved walking stick that he gave to him to express our gratitude for his kindness. He was a wonderful man.

Johnna Oakes

February 15, 2020

Russell and Clovie have known me my whole life. Russell, whether he knew it or not, was certainly a great role model for me. I have loved him all of my life and, although I saw him little in many years, I will miss him. The world lost a good one. Condolences to all of the family.

RE & Sally Ann Turner

February 15, 2020

Our love and prayers to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY