In Memory of

Thomas Shockley Sr.

Full Name: Thomas L Shockley Sr.
Date of Birth: November 30, 1935
Date of Death: November 9, 2020
November 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown
Service Information:
November 13, 2020 - 1:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown

Canton - Thomas L. Shockley, Sr., 84, of Canton passed away on November 9th at OSF St. Mary's Hospital Galesburg.  He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Edith L. Shockley, of Canton, whom he adored. He is also survived by his brother, Kenneth Shockley of Lenior City, TN, his children, Thomas (Becky) Shockley, Jr., of Panama City, FL, Wade Shockley of Paris, Misty Shepler of Canton, his step-children, Lori (Dan) Hostetler of Eau Claire, WI, Craig Fouts of Lewistown, his beloved grandchildren, Courtney Fouts, Jeffery (Constanza) Roeder, Megan (Adam) Opiekun, Ashley Samuell, Kelsey (John) Brandt, Quinn Shockley, Thomas Shockley, Brayden Shockley, Dylan Grigsby, his adoring sidekick Dash Shepler, and 5 great-grandchildren.

He was born November 30, 1935, in Grinnell, Iowa to Kenneth F. and Anna LaChrista Shockley.  They both preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his three sisters Hazel Shultz, Carlene Krumm, and Helen Cox.

He grew up in Grinnell, IA and then served in the Marine Corps from 1953 to1956. He owned Tommy's Giant Foods in Bushnell, IL, and also worked for New York Life before joining Supervalu where he was employed for 28 years, retiring in 2004.  Tom returned to Supervalu part-time after his retirement and continued to work for them from home for several years.  

Tom loved his family and friends and was fiercely protective of each and every one of them.  He enjoyed watching golf and tending to his rosebushes and his yard, both of which he was known for.  

A treasured Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather, a part of our hearts has gone along with him.  

Funeral services will take place on Friday, November 13th at 1:00 at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Pastor Becky Black officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery with military rites conducted by Lewistown VFW Post 5001 and American Legion Bishop Post 1. Social distancing and masks will be required and a maximum of 25 people will be allowed inside the funeral home at a time. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or the Greater Peoria Area Honor Flight. To view Tom’s life tribute video or to send condolences visit

To view video tribute click here.
From: Carolyn HerrickNov 11 2020 12:19PM
Condolences to Shockley family...
From: Jean CombsNov 11 2020 2:48PM
So very sorry for your loss.  Grandson, Hunter Janssen would talk fondly of Thomas, such a caring man.  With you and your family in thought.  Bruce & Jean Combs
From: Janet MannNov 11 2020 4:21PM
Thoughts and prayers from the entire Gerald and Thelma Mann family.
From: Steve and Connie HendersonNov 11 2020 6:23PM
Edie so very sorry to hear about Tom. We've been in quarantine with Covid for almost 3 weeks. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Have some wonderful memories from Years ago Tom will be missed by many
From: Lorenda SpilkerNov 12 2020 8:51AM
Our very deepest sympathy to Tom's family. A great man and his wonderful memories shall live through Everyone's hearts plus memories. God Bless You.  Alvin and Lorenda (Schnarr) Spilker.
From: Anita and Mike WagnerNov 12 2020 6:03PM
So sorry for your loss. We remember Tom from family graduation parties and weddings.
But our most favorite memory of him is behind the meat counter of Tom’s Market in Burlington right before Thanksgiving or Christmas. Smile on his face and a sparkle in his eye!
From: Peggy RayNov 13 2020 12:47PM
So sorry for your loss,sending hugs and prayers to
all during this difficult time.Tom will be missed
by many.
From: Rick SvatosNov 14 2020 2:22PM
My prayers and sympathy to the entire Shockley family. I have been so lucky and blessed to be part of the Villhauer extended family. After seeing Tom in his dress blues I knew that I would enlist in the Marines. And I did 1967-1971 active duty. Semper Fi. My cousin Tom and I will meet again.
From: Reba FordNov 18 2020 6:31PM
So very sorry for your loss.

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