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North Edward "Ed" Shockey

April 11, 1947 — August 18, 2023

Trussville

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of North Edward (Ed) Shockey. Ed entered this life on April 11, 1947, in Martinsburg, WV, son of Giv and Margaret Shockey, and passed on August 18, 2023. Ed leaves behind his daughter Tracy Shockey and beloved grandson Jonathan Kramer. At home are also Ed and Marilyn’s fur babies, Aubbie and Bama. Ed was greeted in heaven by the love of his life Marilyn Shockey, and his daughter Lara Shockey. Ed is survived by his sister Margie Bartles (Ron) and her family, and many Alabama cousins who were more like brothers and sisters. Ed’s WV Shockey Reunion family survives him and were privileged to see him on July 4th this year, just a month before his passing. Ed was the last-named Shockey son of the 7 Shockey brothers, whose heritage included the family farm in Shockeyville, Va.

Thru his last days, Ed had some special caregivers including Grandview Hospital doctors and staff, and niece Ronii Bartles.

Ed graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1965, where he was the center of the Bulldog football team- #52. Ed was known for playing quite well against some defensive players who went on to enter the NFL. At Ed’s 40th birthday party, he wore his football letter jacket, but not quite the way he did in high school. Ed graduated from Shepherd College in 1969 and began work at Pratt Whitney Aircraft in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 1978 Ed and wife Marilyn moved their family to Trussville, Alabama where they ultimately made their home, and both joined Amerex Corporation. Ed led Amerex team in the IT and computer department, with wife Marilyn at his side. Ed was a member of the Lions Club and a past member of the Trussville Chamber of Commerce. Ed was President of the girls’ softball league and called many games thru the 1990s. Ed helped found the John LeMaster Foundation where he often was the “chef” at the annual hunt for the handicapped.

Ed and Marilyn traveled the world with Amerex, and retired to Lake Logan Martin but decided later that Trussville was “home.” Ed and Marilyn sponsored OR13 of Payne Primary/Elementary School. After Marilyn’s passing, Ed spent a bit more time with WV family, but again, Trussville was home.

Ed’s family held a 75th birthday party last year for him, and it may have been one of the few surprises in his life. Ed’s favorite pastime in later years was trying to beat the odds at cards and games. Ed was always a winner. Ed was the “go-to” Uncle and “Pop” and will be sorely missed by all.

The family will hold a remembrance ceremony on September 1, 2023, at 2:00, at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Family will receive guests for a visitation at 1:00. You may donate to the charity of your choice. Ed’s charity choices include JLeMaster Foundation and the Eastern Panhandle of WV Hospice.

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Visitation

Friday, September 1, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 1, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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