Donald L. Shockley
Donald L. Shockley, 75, of Bridge City, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 1.
Born in Silsbee, on Oct. 4, 1937, Donald was the son of John Utsman and Lucinda Utsman. He served as a military police officer in the U.S. Army and later was employed by DuPont, where he retired after 37 years. Donald was a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church. He loved his neighbors and took his trash duties seriously. Donald enjoyed playing golf at Sunset with his friends and meeting with his gossip group over coffee. He cherished members of the Orange Boat Club and his friendship with law enforcement. Donald considered the Bridge City cross country team as part of his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Moneyhon; brother-in-law, Bill Methner; and nephew, Little Mike.
Donald is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy Shockley; son, Donnie Shockley; daughter, Ch’eryl Ann Maydew and husband, Cory; grandchildren, Meagan Shockley, Camdon Maydew, Caden Maydew; godchild, Alex Taylor; sisters-in-law, Mary Methner, Ann Barbara Methner; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces.
Serving as pallbearers were Donnie Shockley, Mike Nicks, Scott Taylor, Glenda Thompson, Brad Fry, and Caleb Spruell. Honorary pallbearers were Von Williams and Dr. J.P. Methner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Henry’s Catholic Church; 475 W. Roundbunch Rd, Bridge City, Texas 77611; (409) 735-2422.