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Hugger427
02-07-2008, 03:11 AM
Jim Shockley a fellow member here past away this afternoon. Jim has been battling a few health problems for the last couple of years and cancer finally took him away from us. He was a very special person to me and he will be missed dearly. God speed Jim... http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/flag.gif

Xplantdad
02-07-2008, 03:14 AM
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Jim Shockley a fellow member here past away this afternoon. Jim has been battling a few health problems for the last couple of years and cancer finally took him away from us. He was a very special person to me and he will be missed dearly. God speed Jim... http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/flag.gif

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Wow, that's sad news...I don't know that I have ever met Jim...but God speed to him...and we'll say some prayers for his family!

Hugger427
02-07-2008, 03:18 AM
He was a quiet man and kept to himself and his family. Here he is bringing his car into the reunion.
http://www.yenko.net/reunion/SCR7991.JPG

camarojoe
02-07-2008, 03:29 AM
That is terrible news...I still remember when he made a "last minute" arrival at one of the early SCR's with his rally green Yenko camaro. My bro and I spent some time talking to Mr. Shockley at one of the later SCR's a few years ago and he was a really nice guy... super down to earth and very neat to talk to. He came over to my table to look at my collection and told me of an extra dealer emblem he had, and later handed it to me as a token of friendship...I offered to pay him for it but he refused, saying I'd enjoy it more than he would. I thanked him, shook his hand and remember thinking at the time how nice of a guy he was. He'll be missed.

sYc
02-07-2008, 03:39 AM
Sad news indeed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim's family.

I had the pleasure of showing with Jim and family several times, not only at the SCR, but other shows, such as the Gibb reunion. Same as Joey, one of my fondest memories of Jim was the year he called me while the SCR was in progress, wanting to know if he could bring his car. I explained we would pulling the cars out in a couple of hours, jim said he did not care. Shortly he showed up with his Yenko for all to see. And he shared with us a s well, as he gave us a vintage cable driven S-W tach, knowing that was what we used in our Camaro. It is the one we run in the car.

Jim will be missed by all who knew him, including his sYc extended family.

bkhpah
02-07-2008, 04:44 AM
Jim was a true gentleman for the hobby. I too remember him getting his fresh Yenko to the show about a day late. It was for me one of the best memories I have of that reunion. I will miss him..BKH http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Schonyenko2
02-07-2008, 05:25 AM
That's to bad. He was a cool guy. Last time I saw he he said the cancer might get him, but not without a damn good fight. Always had time to shake your hand, and visit. He will certainly be missed.

L72COPO
02-07-2008, 05:34 AM
Terrible news about Jim. I too was parked next to Jim at the SCR and the Gibb show. He was always a total gentleman with kind words for all.

The one thing he always said that the car would never be sold and would pass to his heirs at death.

Our condolences to the Shockley family.

Don and Judi Stowers

Postsedan
02-07-2008, 06:11 AM
He was a kind soul....he will be greatly missed. My dearest condolences to his entire family.

Dan.

Hugger427
02-07-2008, 06:13 AM
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Terrible news about Jim. I too was parked next to Jim at the SCR and the Gibb show. He was always a total gentleman with kind words for all.

The one thing he always said that the car would never be sold and would pass to his heirs at death.

Our condolences to the Shockley family.

Don and Judi Stowers

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Don and everyone that have said some kind words about Jim, I just wanted to thank you all and I know the Shockley Family thanks you as well. Don you are correct about Jim's car that it will always stay with the Shockley Family and I talked to Keith and he plans to keep showing the car his father loved so much because this is what Jim would want for the car. Im just happy that Jim was able to see the day that we found the original engine for the car and he insisted on putting it back. At the time I thought he was nuts for wanting to stick it back in but now Im happy that he did because this is what he wanted for the car. There is just not enough people like Jim in the world today and he will be missed dearly. Oct 2006 (http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/231690/page/0/fpart/1/vc/1)

DarrenX33
02-07-2008, 06:26 AM
This is terrible news. http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Condolences and prayers from the Costello's.

Mr. Chevy
02-07-2008, 07:06 AM
God Bless...

Rich

mockingbird812
02-07-2008, 07:14 AM
Condolences to the Shockley family.

1970Ls6
02-07-2008, 07:46 AM
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif Condolences to the Shockley family as well, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

The McCutcheon family

ORIGLS6
02-07-2008, 08:04 AM
I vividly recall the day Jim showed up with the fresh resto. I don't think he realized how many smiles he was responsible for that day. Such a great guy to chat with. Like others have said, I've had the pleasure of sharing time with the Shockley family at various events including the SCRs and the Gibb and Monmouth shows. True class acts, all of them.
Our sincere condolences to the family. God Speed Jim. http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/flag.gif

Mr70
02-07-2008, 08:55 AM
Wow this is terrible news.
I met him briefly at SCR,and had no idea he was that ill.
My sympathies & condolences to his family,and all those close to him.
You were a good guy Jim.
Rick

Supercar_Kid
02-07-2008, 09:03 AM
Just this past reunion...Jim was telling me the story of how he lucked upon finding the engine for his car....hearing of a COPO engine, scraping the VIN area and http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/drool.gif He was a true enthusiast and a fantastic gentleman to talk cars with. He will be missed by many.

Chevy454
02-07-2008, 07:09 PM
Sad, sad news...my sincere condolences to the Shockley family. But what a super, SUPER guy...talking to Jim, you knew he had this hobby thing figured out, that it was to be FUN, and he made it that much more fun for us!

I think of Jim every time I fire up our Y-Camaro, as I stare into that tach he gave us...he's been along on lots of low 12 second blasts and probably never knew it! God speed, Jim... http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/3gears.gif

J_D
02-07-2008, 08:16 PM
Condolences to the Shockley family from Iowa.

God spead Jim. You will be missed by many.

Hugger427
02-08-2008, 02:35 AM
Funeral Arrangments (http://obit.baue.com/obitdisplay.html?id=503196&listing=Current)

THNDER
02-08-2008, 08:06 AM
Folks, friendship is the most beautiful thing about this hobby. Sure the cars are the stars of the shows, but the people you meet, and befriend because of them, make US the real winners. Jim is one of the BEST people I have ever known, and will be sorely missed. Please keep Jim"s family in your prayers...and everytime you see a Rally Green 69'Yenko Camaro remember Jim Shockley in your heart. Save a spot under a tree for me Jim... Mike

Jeff Murphy
02-08-2008, 08:15 PM
My condolences. I met Jim at Monmouth the year I went and he was extremely nice. I enjoyed seeing him every year in St. Louis. A real gentleman.