John Walter Socky
Wrens, GA – John Walter Socky, 72, loving husband of 51 years to Deleen Whitley Socky, entered his eternal home in Heaven Wednesday morning, May 13, 2015 from the Downtown Division of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00PM Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Wrens Baptist Church with the Reverends J. Scott McKinney and Sean Heggood officiating.
John was born in Cleveland OH to the late Betty Socky Czajka and the late John Walter Socky. He grew up and graduated high school in Orlando FL after which he proudly served our country as a member of the United States Air Force. Days after his honorable discharge in 1963, he married the love of his life and worked as a pipe fitter until his medical retirement. John loved to travel and lived in Tifton, Valdosta, Decatur IL, Albany, Augusta, and finally Wrens, where he was a member of Wrens Baptist Church. John enjoyed working with his hands—he created wood crafts and worked on engines of all types in his leisure time. A man of integrity and honor, John was easy-going, quiet, reserved and had a heart of gold, putting others’ needs before his own. A devoted husband and father, he cherished his family and was most content in their presence. His time was all too brief but filled with wonderful life experiences and memories.
Other survivors include his sons, J. Kevin Socky (Tricia) and Keith E. Socky (Elizabeth); three grandchildren, Christine Reed (Richard), Michelle Socky, and Victoria Socky; and one great grandson, Brayden Reed.
The family will receive friends at Wrens Baptist Church from 1:00-2:00PM Saturday, May 16, 2015—one hour prior to the service.
The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Wrens Baptist Church Child Development Center (WBCCDC), c/o Wrens Baptist Church, PO Box 217, Wrens, GA 30833.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss—
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much—
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now—He set me free!