Harold E. Dockery


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.

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8 thoughts on “Harold E. Dockery

  • Patricia Sprinkle

    Sis Dockery and Family
    Our hearts are with you during this time of sorrow ..So thankful for all the WONDERFUL memories !! Prayers for a blanket of Peace and Comfort from our Heavenly Father. As you walk this uncharted journey..thankfully He has the compass and will be by your side !
    Love and prayers
    Pat Madison and Mark Sprinkle

  • Janet (Jan) Brown

    Harold and Shirley always lifted my spirits when they visited me for help with their taxes. I felt it a privilege to help them. Harold will be missed by many people. Prayers for Shirley and their family.

  • Pat Wilson

    We all have special memories bof Harold and his family. So sorry for your lost. Take care.
    A big hug to all, Gary and Pat Wilson, Jenifer Wilson Collier, Kristen Wilson Mason and Dona Wilson Johnson (from heaven).

  • Michael Crowe

    Uncle Doc, I’ve always thought if there were more preachers like you there would be a lot more real Christians. I’ll miss you. I love you Aunt Shirley.

  • brett defore

    Uncle Doc – here is what I will remember. Your patience, your kindness, and your interest in everyone around you. I appreciate your loving nature and your love to me. May our Lord reward you with the most radiant gems in your crown. We will see you soon.

  • Michael Lawson

    Our condolences to our own Hope Dildine and family on the passing of her Grandfather, Harold Dockery. Our thoughts and prayers with her during this certainly difficult time. – Michael Lawson, Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc.