OBITUARY

John David "Jack" Shockley

April 25, 1996August 12, 2020
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John David "Jack" Shockley, age 24, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Jack was born April 25, 1996 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jack graduated from Bishop Chatard High School (2014) and Indiana University (2018) and was working at Green Bean Delivery as a valued and well-loved employee. He was known by friends to be a rascal who resisted all things trendy, especially in the way he dressed. He was blessed with a sharp wit, an old soul, and the beginnings of deep wisdom. Jack was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, and was named after St. John of the Cross, whose writings inspired him. As much as he enjoyed the company of his beautiful friends, he also took time to himself to think, read, and write. Jack was thoughtful, generous, and kind, with a heart for the poor and disadvantaged. Everybody doesn't like somebody, but nobody didn't like Jack.

Jack is survived by parents, Steve and Cheryl Shockley; sister, Grace Liegibel (Brandon); brother, Peter Shockley; grandmother, Evelyn Gray; and nephew, Owen Liegibel.

Jack was preceded in death by his grandfather, David Gray; grandfather, Quentin Shockley; and grandmother, Roberta Shockley.

Visitation will be Monday, August 17, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5884 Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana. Please follow social distancing guidelines when attending. The family will greet guests at the front of church from a distance. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the church with burial to follow in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Please be mindful of the limited capacity of the church. The service will be live streamed on the Facebook page of Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary and viewable on Jack's obituary page at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation through Catholic Relief Services (www.crs.org) to support the victims of the tragic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com for the Shockley family.

  • FAMILY

  • Steve and Cheryl Shockley, Parents
  • Grace Liegibel (Brandon), Sister
  • Peter Shockley, Brother
  • Evelyn Gray "Nana", Grandmother
  • David Gray, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Quentin Shockley, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Roberta Shockley, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Owen Liegibel, Nephew

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Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 17, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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Enrique Sanchez

September 12, 2020

To the Shockley family,

My heart goes out to all of you--John's family and friends-- for the loss you have suffered. We've never met and I have no connection to John or his family or friends. I am a complete stranger who happened across John's story and was so touched by the wonderful human being that he was I felt compelled to offer my condolences.

I see this young man's life full of promise and the gift of the positive contribution to society he was well on his way toward providing and my heart breaks. From what I've read, John was blessed with a wonderful and loving family and parents who raised him right with love and guidance. To them, I say Thank You for providing John with as full a life as one could wish for at 24. You are his heroes.

Sincerely,

-Enrique

Juanita Duncan

August 29, 2020

Steve & Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about your son, Jack. My sincere condolences to you and his brother and sister. I will keep your family in my prayers.
God’s blessings to you all.
Juanita Duncan

Brendan Riley

August 20, 2020

To the Shockleys:

I had the pleasure of being Jack's supervisor at Green BEAN Delivery for most of his time with the company. He was such a sweet, kind soul who never gave me a single issue or had a single complaint the whole time I worked with him. Things were often not ideal at work and there were times Jack had to pick up the slack of being short-staffed and he did it without missing a beat, and without a single complaint. He was responsible, intelligent, kind, and gentle.

Words cannot express how heartbroken I was when I heard the news, anger is the first emotion I felt as I tried to grapple with how something so senseless can happen to such a good soul. My heart goes out to all of his friends and family as they try to navigate this difficult time.

Please give Peter my condolences, I also worked with him for some time at GBD and he shared that same kind soul that Jack had. I know he must be absolutely crushed to have his brother taken from him in this way and he needs an outpouring of love and support right now as well.

I will never forget you, Jack.

Lauren Torre

August 18, 2020

To the Shockley family,

Although we never met we feel like we know you through Jack. He was one of my daughter’s best friends - they met at IU.

We had the pleasure of hosting Jack at our NY home over the holidays a few years back. Our home was filled with the extraordinary love and energy of their group of friends.

I’m so honored to have known Jack through Alex. His entire being will leave a mark on all of us.

We are sending love, prayers, and condolences to you all. May his memory be a blessing.

Warmly,

Lauren, Steve, and Alex Torre along with our sons Kyle and Luke

Kathy and Phil Mickel

August 18, 2020

Steve and Cheryl,

I just learned of your loss. I am so deeply sorry and I know there is nothing I can say but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your faith in God will keep you strong.

Love to your family,
Kathy and Phil

Schuyler Schmitt Lara Vielee

August 18, 2020

Sending all of our love and prayers to all of you. We were all shattered to hear of your tragic loss. We have been remembering such fun times when the kids would all walk to CKS from Hillside along with the ding-dong-ditch shenanigans and pop up air soft BB wars to swimming "parties." Knowing Jack from Kindergarten as he grew along with the other kids into such a thoughtful young man are memories we will all treasure even more now.

All of us here at the Schmitt/Vielee family are holding you close in prayer. Know we are thinking about you all and Jack as well.

Much love,
Schuyler Schmitt, Lara Vielee, Claire and Meredith , Alex, Emma, Alison and Fletcher

Bonnie Mobley

August 18, 2020

I didn't know Jack, he was a co-worker and friend of my son, Marcus Mobley. My son described Jack as a" fun-loving, kind soul, who always thought of others first. He was the friend you wanted to have. " He was there for my son when he was going through a tough time in his life and for that, I will always be grateful to him. Please know that you're family will be in our families continued prayers. May Our Lord comfort you and give you the peace to fill your hearts with the void you feel now. In Christ Name, Bonnie Mobley (Mother of Jack's friend, Marcus Mobley).

Jack Sheridan

August 18, 2020

I don't think I have the language required to describe what I found so perfect about jack, so I'm just going to list some of the many memories that are ingrained in me forever.

I remember him making fun of the size of the pork tenderloin at the bandit yard. I remember him remarking at how many La Quinta hotels we'd pass to get to the bandit yard. I remember how fast he was. I remember being so grateful to have a funny friend that I could actually bring around my parents - most "funny" middle schools boys aren't actually funny, they're just inappropriate. I remember the times he'd surprise you, like when he walked in on me listening to slow dancing in a burning room by john mayer and I was SURE he was going to roast me, but instead he told me how much he secretly loved that song (before kindly suggesting that I try listening to a real band like Wilco instead, which was his sister's favorite band. Quite good advice). I remember how optimistic he was when the pacers took a chance on paul george - and how right he was to be! I remember how generous he was with his time, I never felt rushed around Jack.

One time Jack came to Ohio with me to visit my extended family and for some reason he never forgot a single person's name that he met on that trip. I'd see him at a party 10 years later and he'd, hilariously, ask me how "Brenden" (my great aunt's neighbor's daughter's nephew who we met for 5 minutes, I'm not kidding) was. That always cracked me up.

I'll always cherish the time I got to spend with him. To the Shockley family and all of his friends, you're in my heart now and forever.

Rest in peace John "Jack" Sho,
John "Jack" She



Madonna Ruby

August 18, 2020

Our hearts are with you all. So many great memories of Jack and all the boys running the combined back yards.

Susie Coogan

August 18, 2020

Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.
Love and prayers from the Coogan family

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Biography

John David "Jack" Shockley, age 24, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Jack was born April 25, 1996 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jack graduated from Bishop Chatard High School (2014) and Indiana University (2018) and was working at Green Bean Delivery as a valued and well-loved employee. He was known by friends to be a rascal who resisted all things trendy, especially in the way he dressed. He was blessed with a sharp wit, an old soul, and the beginnings of deep wisdom. Jack was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, and was named after St. John of the Cross, whose writings inspired him. As much as he enjoyed the company of his beautiful friends, he also took time to himself to think, read, and write. Jack was thoughtful, generous, and kind, with a heart for the poor and disadvantaged. Everybody doesn't like somebody, but nobody didn't like Jack.


Jack is survived by parents, Steve and Cheryl Shockley; sister, Grace Liegibel (Brandon); brother, Peter Shockley; grandmother, Evelyn Gray; and nephew, Owen Liegibel.

Jack was preceded in death by his grandfather, David Gray; grandfather, Quentin Shockley; and grandmother, Roberta Shockley.

Visitation will be Monday, August 17, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5884 Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana. Please follow social distancing guidelines when attending. The family will greet guests at the front of church from a distance. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the church with burial to follow in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Please be mindful of the limited capacity of the church. The service will be live streamed on the Facebook page of Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary and viewable on Jack's obituary page at www.feeeneyhornakkeystone.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation through Catholic Relief Services (www.crs.org) to support the victims of the tragic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com for the Shockley family

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