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 Carl Lynn Shockley

Carl Lynn Shockley

Death Oct 1977 (aged 23)
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section K Graceland Lot 335 Grave 5
Memorial ID 175485396 · View Source
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Date Of Burial: 11/7/1977
HOLY SPRINGS, Miss. - The body of a man found wrapped in a tarpaulin in a soy bean field has been identified as 23-year-old Carl Shockley, Marshall County Sheriff Kenneth Smith said today.

Shockley, a former resident of Virden, Ill., moved to Memphis, Tenn. about a month ago and had been working at a welding shop, the sheriff said.

The body was found Sunday morning by a farmer feeding his livestock. Shockley had been shot in the back of the head five or six times, and Marshall County Coroner Osbourne Bell said he had been dead at least three days.

Authorities speculate Shockley may have been killed in Memphis before his body was dumped in the soybean field.

Date: Friday, November 4, 1977
Paper: State Journal-Register (Springfield, Illinois)
Page: 17
SHOCKLEY, CARL LYNN - Of Memphis, Tenn. was found dead, Sunday, Oct. 30, 1977, in Tennessee, age 23.

He is survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bradie Shockley of Virden; one sister, Mrs. Onita Fitz of Rochester, Mich.; two brothers, Wayne of Brooklyn, Wis. and Glenn of Collingswood, N.J.; three step-sisters, Mrs. Nancy McAuley, Mrs. Jeannine Ealey, both of Moore, Okla., Mrs. Sandra Weaver of Rochester; three step-brothers, Leonard Coleman, Jr. of Lowder; Ronald Coleman of Rochester and Tom Coleman of McKinney, Texas.

Services were at Berry Funeral Home, Virden.

Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery.

Date: Saturday, November 5, 1977
Paper: State Journal-Register (Springfield, Illinois)
Page: 52
Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Carl Shockley
State of Issue: Illinois
Date of Birth: Sunday March 21, 1954
Date of Death: November 1977
Est. Age at Death: 23 years, 7 months
Location of Last Benefit Paid:
City: Virden
County: Macoupin
State: Illinois

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Lynn Shockley (21 Mar 1954–Oct 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175485396, citing Roselawn Memorial Park, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Darrin Moore (contributor 47815365) .