Bill Mac Shockley, 85, of Springdale, Ark., passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at his home.
Bill was born March 9, 1936, in Spiro, Okla., to George and Stella Shockley.
He served honorably in the United States Army for three years and then went on to serve in the United States Navy for 17 years. After serving, he went on to settling down his roots with his family. He was a very honest man and would tell you exactly what was on his mind. He could be found watching TV, taking care of his fruit trees, online shopping, and tinkering in his shop. He enjoyed having his friends over to chat and would always have a pot of coffee ready. He cherished his time with his family and would have ice cream ready for his grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, Chris Shockley, David Shockley, Ernie Smith and Rick Smith and wife, Barbara; grandchildren, Jared Shockley and wife, Trina, Derk Shockley and wife, Monica, and Desirae Shockley, Stacy McIntrye, Amanda Edens and husband, Kevin, Dustin Smith and wife, Rosamaria, Johnny Knowlton, Michael Knowlton and wife, Leigh, Amanda Knowlton, Lori Hawkins and husband, Stewart; great-grandchildren, Serenity Shockley, Zaun Shockley and Oliver Shockley, Austin McIntrye, Caden McIntrye, Kaylyn Edens, Riley Edens, Kelsey Edens, Lily Smith, Trinity Smith, Isaac Smith, Bryson Knowlton, Knox Knowlton, Penelope Hawkins, Parker Hawkins, Phoenix Hawkins, a new baby coming in September; daughter-in-law, Donna Shockley; his little dog, Mooch; and many other loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cleo Shockley; daughter, Regina Shockley; son, Larry Shockley; grandson, Donald Shelley; and great-grandchildren, Landon Shockley and Elle Shockley.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 29, 2021, at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home. Pastor Charles Bell officiated the service.
Military honors followed at Joyce Cemetery in Springdale, Ark., for the burial.