Harold Eugene Dockery, 85, of Roachdale, went to his Heavenly home surrounded by his family on January 6, 2020. He was born on September 26, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Harold F. and Lucille (Lee) Dockery. On February 20, 1952 in Paragould, Arkansas, he married the love of his life for more than 67 years, Shirley Lou (Allen) Dockery. She survives.
Harold worked at IBM in Greencastle for thirty-three years where he retired in 1987. He also fulfilled his calling to ministry pastoring for thirty-seven years. First at Dana First Church of the Nazarene in 1961, and then in Annapolis, Roachdale, Greencastle, Lebanon, Boonville, and lastly in Cloverdale. In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf, fishing, kidding around with everyone, working on computers of any kind, and lastly his CB radio where he was known as “Skipper.” He was a member of Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Dockery, Roachdale, four children; Vickie (Larry) Brown, Simpsonville, South Carolina, Rebecca (Richard) Dildine, Monrovia, Michelle (Steve) Hahn, West Lafayette, Michael (Lisa) Dockery, Cartersburg, IN, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, siblings, Wanda Hall, Lowell and Larry Dockery, Foster Parents Ward and Carrie Hicks.
Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM, Thursday January 9, 2020 at Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene, East 117 IN-234, Ladoga, IN 47954 with Pastor Mark Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Roachdale Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Thursday at the church. Memorials in Harold’s memory may be made to Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene.