Joshua Ernest Shockley III, age 66, of Norfolk, Virginia passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021. He was born on July 16, 1954 at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA. He graduated from Upper Moreland Sr. High School (Willow Grove, PA) in 1972, lettering in swimming. He attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where he graduated in 1976. He received an MBA Graduate Degree from Rutgers University (Orange Campus) and successfully completed his CPA exam.
He began his career in public accounting at Price Waterhouse in Philadelphia, Pa. He then moved to private accounting and spent much of that time in the auto industry, rising to the level of Chief Financial Officer. Several years ago, he moved to Norfolk and was employed by Marcom Services as Controller at the time of his passing.
Josh loved to travel and recently spent time going to Europe with his son and taking road trips. He was also an avid science fiction fan with a great love for the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Recently, he began taking glass blowing classes at the Chrysler Art Museum where he created many works of art for his friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents J. Ernest and Margaret Dukes Shockley. He is survived by his daughter, Kristin Leigh Shockley and her husband, Joseph (Rapisardi); son, Joshua Ernest Shockley IV and sisters, Bonnie Shockley and Meg Shockley.
The funeral and interment will take place on June 16, 2021. The internment ceremony is at 10:00 a.m. at Princess Anne Memorial Park in Virginia Beach to be followed by a service at Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church – 3488 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk at 12:00 P.M. The family will receive friends after the service at Westminster.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Josh’s name to Eggleston, 1161 Ingleside Road, Norfolk, VA 23502 or Westminster’s General Fund.
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