William (Willy) Martin Shockley

William (Willy) Martin Shockley, age 54, Lawrence, KS, died on February 12th, 2018, at home surrounded by family. Willy was born March 3, 1963, the son of Johnson and Nancy Shockley, and grew up in Lawrence with his brother, Randy Shockley. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1981. Willy worked at Hallmark for almost 30 years. He was a volunteer for the Lecompton Fire Department for 14 years, the last 6 years as Fire Chief. Willy’s busy life was filled with many interests, including Ham Radio, the demolition derby car circuit, farming, tractor pulls, and working with Douglas County Emergency Management.

Willy was a devoted husband and father who will be remembered for his helpfulness, dedication, and sense of humor. He was deeply committed to serving his community. Friends and family acknowledged him as a “great man” and he will be missed dearly.

Willy is survived by his parents, Johnson and Nancy Shockley; his wife, Dianne Shockley; his brother, Randy Shockley; and his six daughters, Devin (David) Hardy, Rachel (Jeff) Hamm, Nicole (Albert) Neil, Casey (Branden Smith) Shockley, Morgan (Andrew Haney) Shockley-Haney, Darcey Summerville; one son, Casey Quigley; and grandchildren, Emberlynn Neil, Annaleigh Neil, Coralinne Neil, Josephine Hamm, Helaina Hamm, the Hardy twins, and Layla Quigley.

A Celebration of his life will be held at Lecompton Fire Department, 415 Boone St., Lecompton, KS, on February 24th, 2018, from 3 to 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, please offer your condolences and consider donations to the Lecompton Fire/EMS as it was a major component of Willy’s life and memory.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page
Email Fire News to dngromine@embarqmail.com

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