LeRoy ‘Lee’ Ray Schocker Jr, 52, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Boise, Idaho, passed away on July 27, 2019, in Devils Lake, ND.
LeRoy ‘Lee’ Ray Schocker Jr, 52, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Boise, Idaho, passed away on July 27, 2019, in Devils Lake, ND. Funeral Services for Lee will be held at Gilbertson Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Tom Westcott officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post No. 756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team-Navy. Lee was born on Aug. 18, 1966, in Austin, MN, to LeRoy and Diane (Baxter) Schocker. He grew up in Devils Lake and attended Devils Lake High School, however, joined the United States Navy on Oct. 28, 1983, and completed his GED while underway in the Persian Gulf. Lee served aboard the USS Okinawa LPH-3 as a Storekeeper 3rd Class in the Supply Department, served on the Flying Squad Team and earned a Service Deployment Ribbon with one Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 27, 1988, then served with the Navy Reserve in Portland, Oregon. Lee was united in marriage with Tracey-Lynn M. Uphill in 1990. They later established their home in Boise in 1996 where Lee worked for many years with SPI. Lee and Tracey-Lynn welcomed their daughter, Kara-Lee, in 2000. In Lee’s leisure time he loved working with wood and created several memorable pieces, enjoyed golfing, the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. He was a dedicated Minnesota Vikings fan and proclaimed goosebumps for the 2019 season. In 2013, Lee moved back to the Mid-West where he worked various jobs and made several new friends. Lee loved his daughter with his whole heart and was so proud of her, he called her his greatest accomplishment. Lee is survived by; his daughter, Kara-Lee Schocker of Boise; mother, Diane Schocker of Devils Lake; sister, Shon M. Lewis of Devils Lake; and brother, Tony F. Schocker of Flora, Illinois. He was preceded in death by; his paternal grandparents, William and Edith Schocker of Austin, and Floyd & Edith Baxter of Austin.