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Ronald ‘Donnie’ Shockey

Mr. Ronald Lee “Donnie” Shockey, 82, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2020, in the Davis Medical Center, he had been in his usual health and death was unexpected.

He was born June 5, 1937, at Wellsburg, a son of the late Leonard and Lela Pearl England Shockey.

On July 9, 1960, he was united in marriage to the former Shirley Ann Shipman, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by one son; Richard Lee Shockey of Massillon, Ohio, two siblings; Lorion Shockey of Belington and Judy Harris and husband Tom of Belington, and his loving companion; Jean Newman of Elkins. Additional survivors include two grandchildren; Jessica and Jason.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son; Ronald Eric Shockey, one infant sister, two brothers; Larry and Joe Shockey, and one sister; Lillian Weese.

Ron was a graduate from the Belington High School with the class of 1955 and attended the First Church of Christ in Elkins. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean War Era. He was previously employed by BF Goodrich Gulf Chemicals at Institute, from 1959 to 1971 and also at BF Goodrich at Akron, Ohio, from 1971 to 1988. He was also a member of the H.W. Daniels American Legion Post 29 of Elkins, where he was a former commander, and a former post manager.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Friends will be received from the Talbott Funeral Home, 56 N. Brandenburg St. in Belington today from 6 – 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 8 a.m. – noon, the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Jason Brandon officiating. Interment will follow in the Little Arlington Cemetery at Harpertown where full military rites will be accorded by the H.W. Daniels American Legion Post 29 of Elkins, VFW Post 3647 of Elkins and the United States Navy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Church of Christ, 300 Main St., Elkins, WV 26241. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Ronald Lee “Donnie” Shockey.