Homer Shockley, age 81, of Lula, GA passed away peacefully Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his home.
Mr. Shockley was born on March 18, 1939 and was retired from the Coca Cola Bottling Company after 25+ years of service. He also worked in the logging business for a number of years, and was a custodian at East Hall High School. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents William "Sid" and Izora Shockley; His wife, Ruby Shockley; grandson Matt Shockley; and multiple brothers and sisters.
He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Angela Shockley; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Marty Jones. Grandchildren, Jonathan (Cory) Shockley, Ryan (Hayley) Jones; Eric (Caroline) Jones; Jessi (Darin) Kimbrell. Great-Grand children, Abbie, Macie and Emma Ruby Jones; Cadyn, Natalie and Matt Jones; Madi, Ava, Alex and Shockley, Devyn and Bo Kimbrell, Maicey and Kate Evans.
Papa was loved by so many in the community. To his family he was Daddy, Papa and Old Pa. To most of the rest of his family he was loving "Uncle Ben" To many others he was known as friend. He fed countless people with what he grew in his gardens over the years. He loved plowing the dirt and providing for his family and friends with what he grew there. But even more than he loved gardening, he loved his family with all his heart. He spoiled his grandkids and great-grand kids relentlessly. Nothing made him happier than to have a noisy house filled with his babies playing. We will miss him very much in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead, but we find peace in knowing that we will see him again when our time to leave this earth comes. We love you Daddy, Papa, Old Pa, Uncle Ben...See you when we get there.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel with Rev. Lamar Kastner officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery of Lula, Georgia with Rev. Ray Davis officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the funeral home, prior to the service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel at 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone: 706-778-7123