Gary Allen Shockley

Spencer, TN-Mr. Gary Allen Shockley, age 63, passed away Thursday October 6, 2022, at St. Thomas West Hospital, Nashville. Gary was born in Hatfield, Massachusetts on October 18, 1958, to the late Jacob Fate Shockley and Brenda Shockley Johnson who survives.  Gary was a 1977 graduate of Van Buren County High School.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother Johnny Johnson.

Gary is survived by his loving family, mother; Brenda (Johnnie) Johnson, sons; Jonathan Shockley, Benjamin Shockley, and Paul Michael Shockley, daughter; Katie Shockley, brothers; Mark Shockley, George (Tracey) Beals, sisters; Laurie Walling, Brenda Rogers, Cheryl (Leo) Chavez, Cheryl (Chris) Flatt, Shelia Caffe. A large extended family also survives

Funeral Services will be held Saturday October 8th, 2022, at 3:00pm in the Layne Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Sullivan officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday October 8th, 2022, from 10:00am until time of service at 3:00pm. Gary chose cremation as his final disposition. His ashes will be interred at Long Cemetery at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the funeral home.

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Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements. (931) 946-4444