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Steve "Everett" ShockleyMarch 20, 1939 ~ June 12, 2017 (age 78)
Steve Everett Shockley, 78, of Rogers, Arkansas went to his heavenly home on Monday, June 12, 2017, at 11:10am after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Everett was born in Washburn, Missouri to Aud Oscar and Mary Jane (Fielding) Shockley. He was one of thirteen children.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Kathleen (Thomas) Shockley; one daughter, Rhonda (Stan) Moore; one son, Kevin (Dana) Shockley; seven grandchildren, Lindsay (Howard) Dover, Hannah (Robbie) Wilcox, Tad (Christian) Moore, Skyler Shockley, Levi Shockley, Sydney Shockley and Grace Moore all of Northwest Arkansas; two brothers, Don (Lawanda) Shockley of Jane, MO and Dean (Linda) Shockley of Rogers; three sisters, Thelma Trueblood of Wichita, KS, Mae Stephens of Tulsa, OK and Jean (Merle) Roller of Muskogee, OK; many nieces, nephews and many, many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harlan Shockley, Edward Shockley and Vincil Shockley; four sisters, Marie Chapman, Lorene Green, Lois Merkey and Sarah Shockley.
He grew up in a small home of thirteen brothers and sisters that was not filled with monetary things, but filled with a love that extends even today. One of his favorite days of the year was the second Saturday of June when the Shockley family reunion was held in Powell, MO. He was one of the first to get there and one of the last to leave…unless there was a horse show that night.
He worked for the city of Wichita for many years and later after moving to Arkansas he worked as a Trailer Mechanic for Great Dane Trailers in Springdale, AR.
Everett’s love for Jesus, his family, his horses, and his friends were very evident. Depending on the day, we sometimes didn’t know who trumped who; maybe his horses. He was a strong and courageous man and could at a moment’s notice pull a prank or crack a dry joke that would have us in stitches. He loved playing cards and games with family and friends, and had his own set or rules.