John “Mickey” Shockley age 69 of Snellville passed away August 4, 2017. Mickey loved riding his Harley and watching sports. He worked for over 30 years with DeKalb County as a Police Officer, Homicide Detective and retired as Director of DeKalb County Medical Examiners. He is survived by his daughters, Stephanie Shockley, Colorado and Samantha J. Shockley, Cumming, GA; brother, James M. Shockley, Lithonia; granddaughter, Janell Echols, Rome, GA. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Pastor Micheal Sims will officiate. In lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 3715 Northside Parkway NW Atlanta, GA 30327 or COPD Foundation 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Miami, FL 33134. The family will receive friends Tuesday before the service from 2:00 until 4:00 PM at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy. Lawrenceville. 770-277-4550.

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  1. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond our tears.
    I know that looking back in memory will help comfort us all tomorrow.
    I will miss and love you always.

  2. RIP my friend. Thank you for your friendship but more importantly to being a mentor to many of us that looked up to and admired you. You are truly a Legend and I learned so much from you over the years. You left your “mark’ my friend. Rest well you’ve earned it. Many sleepless nights for you. We will meet again in a better place. What I do know is there is a hecka of party in heaven right now with those that went before you. Love you my friend!

  3. Mickey there is no candle that can shine.a.light as bright as the one you lit in your many Friends hearts. I’ve never been in your presence that I didn’t smile or laugh as that was a gift your personality shared to all who knew you. I too learned so much from you in my law enforcement career. God has a special angel now but your loss has left voids in all your many friends.hearts. RIP dear friend Much Love and Respect. Chh

  4. Dear Mickey you were a wonderful guy loved by many. Prayers for your family and loved ones. You were a great police officer and detective!

  5. I feel very honored to have called you my friend, thank you for all the fun we had and for being such a great guy! I will sure miss you!

  6. RIP Mickey , you were loved and respected by many. I can only imagine the reunion going on in Heaven ! I’m sure John was waiting for you ! We all shared a lot over the years. You are now at peace and pain free, and you will never be forgotten. With love.

  7. Rest In Peace my brother, thank you for the friendship and memories for the past 47 years. I will miss you!

  8. You were there to witness my marriage at the court house, and you were always a father figure to me. I’ll miss you more than words can say. I just wish I could’ve seen you one more time. Rest In Peace, love you!

  9. So many memories from friendship that started in elementary school.
    May you rest in peace.
    Prayers for your family.

  10. All the way back to CHS, your name resonates with so many of us. We are more than our careers, yet your career spoke volumes about you! May you rest in peace, and may God be with your family.

  11. Rest In Peace Mickey- Thank you for all of your years of public service to the people of DeKalb Co. I’m proud to say I worked with you.

  12. It still doesnt’ seem real to me. However, I am so glad that you are no longer suffering. I know we will meet again in such a wonderful place. Your friendship has meant everything to me over the years. I knew you always had my back at work. Friends like you are not easy to find. I am truly thankful for all the years we shared and the many laughs we had. I can still hear your contagious laughter. You were a true friend to so many. Love you

  13. Mickey, you were a very special man and a wonderful friend. Loved by many and all who we’re fortunate to be called friend were truly blessed. You will be missed and I pray we will meet again in Heaven. Love you my dear friend and one time protector

  14. May your memories last forever. Hope they help your family and friends to ease the sorrow of your loss.

  15. Mickey, Memories will always be in my Heart! You are one Heck of a Friend all the way back to Hemingway days! God Bless the Shockley family Mickey will be missed but not forgotten

  16. Mickey, it’s been so many years but my old memory can still remember the Good Guys, you were among the top and you helped so many along the way. RIP.

  17. My dear friend Mickey, I am going to miss you so much. Your friendship meant so much to me. The world is a sadder place without you in it. It will never be the same. You have always been there for Butch and I, such a good friend to us both. I love you and your family. I will always look out for Samantha as I promised you. I pray I see you in Heaven. May God be with you and your family. I love you.

  18. Rest in peace. Prayers to all your friends and family, may they be comforted in knowing that you are in a better place.

  19. Dear ole’ FRIEND, we spent many a day on the baseball fields – from Little League to High School and loved every minute of them. You were a true friend and a great athlete. We will miss you!
    I will not say goodbye because goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting – I will never forget and will always have a smile on my face when I remember you – SEE YOU SOON BROTHER.

  20. Hadn’t seen you in years, but you have always held a special spot in my heart! RIP Mickey!

  21. What an awesome privilege it was to have known you, Mickey! A great man with a huge heart for others. You will definitely be missed! Praying for your family as they grieve your passing. Ride like hell!!!!

  22. Mickey I only met you a couple of times but your impact is legendary at dekalb medical examiner’s and I know you be missed by in peace now

  23. So many fond childhood memories. Mickey was such a good person and will live on through all of our memories. God Bless.

  24. I don’t remember whether or not I’ve seen Mickey since high school, but I will always have great memories from those days. He was such fun

  25. My heart is heavy with your loss. You were truly a great man. Thank you for your friendship, mentoring, encouragement and most of all for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to spread my wings and fly. Rest easy Mickey. Love you.

  26. You were truly a Visionary. I will be Forever grateful for the opportunity many years ago. A Titan amongst men.

    RIP Bossman

  27. Mickey, I just want to thank you for being such a wonderful man to so many imortant people to me. I know you are with The Lord and you are at peace.

  28. Hello I’m sorry for your loss but I would like to read and encouraging scripture with you it comes from 2nd Corinthians chapter 1 verse 3 and 4 and it says praise be to the god of father and our Lord Jesus Christ the father of Tender Mercies and the God of All Comfort who comforts Us in all our trials so that we may be able to confront others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we received from God

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