Barbara Shockley Hitchcock

by Lynn McMillen
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Barbara Shockley Hitchcock, 84 was born July 20, 1938, and passed from this life on November 21, 2022, from a short illness.

Barbara was the daughter of the late Creed Bates Shockley and Cornelia Clark Shockley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Wilna Jo Shockley and her brother, Russell Porter Shockley.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Larry Dean Hitchcock, her 4 children, Cheryl (Jacky)Brown, Sandra (Roy) Jones, Lisa (Jimmy) Bentley, Larry Jr. (Kristie), her grandchildren, Shelley, Brandy, Craig (Kayla), Jeremy, Jaime, Trey, Ayden, Ethan, Maddix, Marley, Jamie, Aimee, Drew, her great grandchildren, Kinley, Caden,  Kyleigh ,Cooper, Karley, Judith, Olivia, her nephew Gary Clark Shockley, her sister in-law Shirley Ward Hitchcock, several nieces and nephews and her beloved cat Becca.

Barbara graduated from Van Buren County High School in 1956 and then attended Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. Barbara and Larry were married on October 8, 1959 and relocated from Spencer to Nashville. Barbara retired from Sears after over 30 years of service.

Barbara & Larry loved to travel and spend time with family in Spencer, TN, they went on numerous cruises with Shirley, Don, and Bill Hitchcock. Barbara loved her movie Sundays with her daughters and granddaughters that included lunch, shopping, and movies.

Barbara loved to read, watch Football, and The Voice. After moving to Harmony Assisted Living, she loved to play Bingo with her Harmony friends, Imogene and Kara.

Barbara was a good cook but a reluctant one as she loved to eat out, her specialties were her world-famous potato salad, turkey & dressing, Coca-Cola cake, and her peanut butter fudge.

Visitation will be held Wednesday November 23, 2022, at 12:00pm – 2:00pm at Layne Funeral Home. A Graveside service will follow at the Spencer Town cemetery with Bro R.C. Christian officiating.

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Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements

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