Howard Grady Shockley Jr., Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic since 1999, passed away on August 7, 2018, at Spartanburg (S.C.) Regional Medical Center. He was 74.
The only son of the late Grady and Lucille Shivers Shockley, Shockley felt the call to ministry at a young age and dedicated his life to serving the Lord with a servant’s heart. Supported by his wife, Margaret, he honored his call to the fullest and loved his work of mentoring, counseling, and supporting his fellow pastors and EPC community. In addition to his leadership at the presbytery, he planted the first EPC church in Asheville, N.C, in 1981.
A native of Opelika, Ala., Shockley was a graduate of Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.; Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga.; and earned a Ph.D. from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; son Paul and his children, Emma, Naomi, and Timothy; daughter and son-in-law Rachel and Finn Dahl and their children, Austin, Anelie, and Arissen; and son and daughter-in-law Thad and Amy Shockley.
A memorial service will held on August 10, 2018, at Christ Church EPC in Anderson, S.C. Interment will follow at Greenville Presbyterian Church in Donalds, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic’s Allman-Fischer Fund, which supports missionaries and pastors in the presbytery. Gifts can be sent to Allman-Fischer Fund, c/o Tim Burns, 2514 Plantation Center Drive, Matthews, N.C. 28105.