Dorsey John Shock­ley Sr.

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

FISH­ING CREEK — Dorsey John Shock­ley Sr., 76, of Fish­ing Creek, passed away Satur­day, July 23, 2016, at Univer­sity of Mary­land Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Bal­ti­more.

Born on Hoop­ers Is­land on March 26, 1940, he was a son of the late Ruby Creighton and Everette Shock­ley.

Af­ter school­ing on the Is­land, he be­gan the fam­ily tra­di­tion of work­ing the wa­ter. “Ole Salt” as he was af­fec­tion­ately re­ferred to by his wife, was pas­sion­ate about be­ing an East­ern Shore water­man. Re­gard­less of weather con­di­tions “Ole Salt” would be work­ing the wa­ters. He was also co-owner of Hoop­ers Is­land Seafood, co-owner of Ch­e­sa­peake Trea­sur­ers for 22 years and worked at Hoop­ers Is­land Oys­ter Aqua­cul­ture with his son and grand­son un­til his pass­ing.

Dorsey mar­ried his wife, the for­mer Phyl­lis Hughes on Aug. 1, 1958, at the age of 18. They were blessed with two chil­dren. He was a very de­voted husband. They would have cel­e­brated their 58th wed­ding an­niver­sar y.

“Darcy”, as most peo­ple called him, en­joyed sports. He loved play­ing golf and watch­ing Ori­oles base­ball. In ear­lier years, he man­aged the 315 Mar­ket soft­ball team. As he got older, he got great en­joy­ment watch­ing his grand­chil­dren play ball. The grand­chil­dren, whom he cher­ished, could ex­pect to see their grand­par­ents watch­ing them from the car at foot­ball prac­tice or dur­ing a game. He never missed a game.

Dorsey was a very tal­ented wildlife carver. He was well known in the carved wooden de­coy com­mu­nity. His at­ten­tion to de­tail, which made the de­coys so re­al­is­tic, was some­thing to be­hold. His work was ad­mired all over the coun­try.

Sur­viv­ing him be­sides his wife is his son, Johnny Shock­ley and wife Nancy, of Wool­ford, and daugh­ter, Missy Henry and husband Mike, of East New Mar­ket; grand­chil­dren Lau­ren Shock­ley (Brian), Jor­dan Shock­ley (Me­gan), Chelsea Shock­ley, Tori Henry, John Henry, Ryan Henry, along with a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews.

Pre­ced­ing him in death, be­sides his par­ents, are broth­ers Rodger, Carl, Charles and Leon; sis­ters Laura Shock­ley and Doris Aaron.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends Sun­day evening July 31, from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. at New­comb and Collins Fu­neral Home, P.A., 308 High St., Cam­bridge, MD.

A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 1 p.m. Mon­day, Aug. 1, at the fu­neral home. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends the hour prior to the ser­vice. Of­fi­ci­at­ing will be Pas­tor Dave Ste­wart.

In­ter­ment will fol­low at Hosier Memo­rial Church Ceme­tery, Hoop­ers Is­land.

Serv­ing as pall­bear­ers will be Jor­dan Shock­ley, Brian Weglarz, Cur­tis Phillips, Br yan Hall, Mike Henry, Bubby Pow­ley, Rudy Robbins Jr. and Robin Hall.

Hono­rar y pall­bear­ers will be John Henry, Ben Krew­son, and Ryan Henry.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial do­na­tions in Dorsey’s name can be made to Hoop­ers Is­land Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany Ladies Aux­il­iary, c/o Rose­mary Dean, P.O. Box 125, Fish­ing Creek, MD 21634; Amer­i­can Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion, 2002 Clip­per Park Road, Suite 110, Bal­ti­more, MD 21211; or Univer­sity of Mary­land Med­i­cal Cen­ter, 110 South Pace St., 9th Floor Foun­da­tion Of­fice, Bal­ti­more, MD 21201.

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