David Lee Shockey, 67, or Peru, Indiana was received into his eternal home on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
David (Dave) was born in Wabash, Indiana on July 31, 1952 to Lila Sellers and David H. Shockey. He attended Lagro Elementary and graduated with honors from Wabash High School in 1970. Dave was an avid reader, especially about the history of Wabash County. He worked for Wabash Alloys and had always enjoyed busying himself with home improvements and landscaping for local senior citizens. In this way, Dave enjoyed "giving back" to those in need and was always ready to help an elderly neighbor which resulted in him having a number of elderly friends who came to trust and rely upon his help.
Dave was known for his boisterous exterior, but to those who knew him, Dave was a caring soul who was always willing to help someone in need. Never one to shy away from hard work, Dave was known not only for his physical strength, but the strength of character to meet the needs of others in need. His free time was spent in nature as he enjoyed gardening and caring for a variety of creatures.
Dave gave his life to Jesus Christ and was baptized by Pastor Mike Norton in the Wabash River in November of 1983. Despite many personal struggles, hardships and regrets, Dave was serious about his faith in Christ and was well acquainted with what being "saved by God's grace" truly meant.
Surviving loved ones include long-term companion Sandra Caddy and her son Mike Caddy, daughters Kassandra Walker (Peru) and Tracy Hubbard (Wabash), and son David Michael Shockey (Peru). Also, grandson Shawn Michael Walker and granddaughter Kayla Walker (Peru).
Surviving siblings are: sister Pamela Kokta, brothers Anthony Shockey and Daniel Shockey. Also step-sisters Candace Hardrick and Tracy Sullivan.
David was preceded in death by his parents, his infant son David Lee Jr., and his brother Nick Shockey.
Also surviving are nephews Christopher Blair, Koi Shockey, Joseph Shockey, Sylvester Hardrick, Jeffrey Hardrick, Brandon Hardrick, and David Anthony Shockey. Surviving nieces include Alisa March, Rachael Eads, Nina Hardrick and Mikaela Sullivan.
Visitation will be held from 11am – 1pm on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana. Funeral service will follow at 1pm, with Brother Alton Johns officiating. Burial will take place at Friends Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana.
Love offerings can be made to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.
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