Charles M. Shockey of New Smyrna Beach, Florida passed way on October 26, 2021 at Advent Hospital in Ormond Beach,Florida after a courageous three year battle against cancer and heart disease.
“Charley”, was born on July 27, 1971, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Charley is survived by his parents Ronald and Debra Shockey of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, a sister Theresa Spencer of Twin Lakes, Michigan, two nieces, two nephews , numerous cousins and aunts and uncles and a the love of his life Tonya Aden McAleenan.
Charley loved the outdoors especially boating with Tonya, nighttime campfires, playing golf with his buddies but his real joy was watching the sun come up and the sun go down with his dog “Kingston”.
In 1976, the family moved to Austin Texas where he attended grade school, and in 1981 the family moved to Marshall, Michigan where he finished grade school, middle school and graduated from Marshall High School in 1990. While in high school, he was an outstanding athlete excelling in track, swimming, soccer, and football accumulating 10 Varsity Letters and being named four times All Conference Twin Valley in football. He was selected to Michigan Class B All State Football Team twice and in 1989 selected to the Detroit Free Press Michigan Football High School Dream Team. Upon graduation he had numerous Division One football opportunities and selected Illinois State University where he was a punter and placekicker.
In 1996, he joined the State Farm Insurance Companies at Corporate Headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois. In 2005, he moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and completed his degree in computer science from ITT. In 2008, he moved to New Smyrna Beach and took a position at the Venetian Bay Country Club on the ground crew. That began a passion for agronomy. Through hard work, education, his quest for excellence, and his leadership skills he was promoted to Golf Course Superintendent . His most recent position was at Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club.
Charley touched the lives of everyone and he never met a stranger. He was known for his generosity as well as his quick wit, his infectious laugh and big smile. All his life, wherever he went he was always ” the life of the party”. He will be missed but never forgotten.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.