John F. Shockley, III

John F. Shockley, III, age 84, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Christiana Emergency Room.

Born in Wilmington, DE, John was the son of the late Robert and Adeline (Solia) Shockley and was a graduate of Conrad High School.  For over 40 years, he worked as a carpenter for the Local 626.  He was a former member of St. Hedwig’s Church.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Caroline (Kempczynska) Shockley and his brother, Robert Shockley, Jr.

John will be dearly missed by his sons, John IV (Patricia) of Bear and Robert and Gary of Wilmington; his daughter, Donna Bryant (Robert) of Wilmington; nine grandchildren, Kimberly, Barbara, Vicki, Tiffany, Nicole, John V, Robin, Robert and Carol; 13 grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Saturday, November 23rd after 10 AM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where funeral services will begin at 11 AM.  Entombment will be at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.  Condolences may be made by visiting



Submitted by Chris and Steve... on
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Shockley, he was such an awesome person. When I would run into him in the doctor's office or store, he always knew who I was. I am sorry, I will not be able to make the services on Saturday. I will have the whole Shockley family in y prayers. Sending hugs and love to all. I always heard the great things he did for his family one and all, I am sure your loss is at a all time high.

Submitted by Nancy Wallace on
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.