James Everett Shockley
BERLIN — James Everett Shockley, age 84, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at Brandywine Assisted Living in Selbyville.
Born June 23, 1934, in Berlin, he was the son of the late Olin Shockley, Sr. and Mildred Jarvis Shockley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betsey Shockley. Surviving are his children, Chris Shockley and his wife Mary of Ocean City, Michelle Bankert and her husband Brian of Ocean City, and Claudine Schiller and her husband David of Silver Spring. There are seven grandchildren, Allison Shockley, Megan Shockley Gresham (Dave), Julia Shockley, Lindsey and Collin Bankert and Alexis and Anna Schiller. Also surviving, are his brothers, Rev. Olin J. Shockley, Jr. and his wife Dorothy of Berlin, Raymond C. Shockley and his wife Susan of Berlin, Judge William D. “Bill” Shockley and his wife Jackie, Richard M. Shockley and his wife Nannette of Abingdon, Md. and Mary S. Williams and her husband Calvin of Berlin, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Shockley was a graduate of Ocean City High School, Class of 1953. He was an outstanding athlete and member of the basketball team, and with his brother Ray, they went on to win the 1953 Maryland State Basketball Championship. He was also president of the Ocean City High School Student Council. He attended Salisbury State Teacher’s College, served two years with the Army in Germany. Upon returning home, he graduated from Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington, Del.
Jim enjoyed his career within the finance and banking industry for over 30 years. He was a member and Past President of the Salisbury Lions Club, member of the Ocean City Lions Club, Board of Directors for the Blood Bank of Delmarva, member of Salisbury Chamber of Commerce, Trustee of Bethesda United Methodist Church, Salisbury, Md., and a member of Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City. Some of Jim’s favorite past time activities with his family were going to the beach, boating, and walking on the Boardwalk.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Rev. Olin J. Shockley will officiate. Interment will be private for the family.
A donation in his memory may be made to the Ocean City Life Saving Museum, 813 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, Md. 21842, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Rd. Suite D, Timonium, Md. 21093.
Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com .