In honor of Leonard Ray Shockley, Dr. Alton Fannin will officiate at a Gathering of Remembrance at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, at First Baptist Church.  
Leonard was born June 28, 1945, in Ardmore, to the late Max Leonard Shockley and Dorothy Mae Neighbors Shockley. He passed from life to life everlasting at Mercy Hospital Ardmore, March 11, 2019, at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 13 days of age.
Growing up, Leonard attended Washington Elementary School in Ardmore until the family moved to Dickson, where he attended Dickson Junior High and High School.  
Leonard married Iva Chaney July 3, 1963. They were the parents of two daughters, Sherry and Kim.  
After that marriage ended in 1999, Leonard married Janice Whatley Warthen, of Ardmore, Sept. 6, 2013.
Following high school, Leonard worked at several locations before joining Southern Vending Company in 1971.  He retired in 1998 from Southern Vending after 27 years of service. During his retirement he worked a brief time at Kriet’s Western Auto Store and at The Ardmoreite before going into the business of buying and selling cars. He was the manager of Best Buy Auto of Ardmore for eight years, retiring in 2014, but was available as needed to fill in.
At an early age Leonard developed a love for cars, working under the hood with his dad. He and Herman Caudle, of Ardmore, spent many years together building and working on cars. Leonard said his most enjoyable car experience was the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. In 2010, he joined the Blue River Car Club, and later became the club president. While with Southern Vending, Leonard became a member of the Ardmore Kiwanis Club. A valued Kiwanian, he served as president and was selected as Kiwanian of the Year twice. A kind and gentle person, Leonard loved spending time with family and friends, he always had a smile on his face and a joke on his lips.
A person of faith, Leonard was a member of First Baptist Church of Ardmore, the Chapel Sunday School Class and most recently the Community Bible Study Class, he lived life serving others.
Leonard is survived by his wife Janice Shockley of the home; his daughters Sherry Lynn Cooley and Kimberly Dawn Bailey of Ardmore; two grandchildren, whom he raised as his own, Sara Gayle Bamburg of Ardmore and Terry Blaine Matlock of Ft. Worth, Texas.  Grandchildren Meredith Bamberg Williams, Kari Cooley, Mika Cooley and Dixie Bailey, all of Ardmore; his great-grandchildren include Jacy Gregory, Ashley Gregory, Cody Gregory, DeShawn Williams, Brandon Cooley, Tamara Cooley, Avaya Williams, Madden Williams and Bailey Lee.  He is also survived by his brother Charles Shockley and wife Jane, of Madill, and sisters Kathy Hines of Beeville, Texas, and Patti Shockley of Ardmore; and the mother of his children Iva Shockley of Marietta.
In addition to his parents, Leonard was preceded in death by Blaine’s wife Vanessa Jimenez Matlock on Jan. 4, 2019.
Leonard requested Cremation-With-Care provided by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory, where words of comfort may be sent online at