The Barron County Veterans Service Office is putting the word out to encourage people to attend the funeral of Paul A. Shockley Jr., a veteran who died with no next of kin “and a couple of friends.”
“We are using different sources to help pay for the funeral and make sure that this Veteran will have a great funeral and an awesome farewell,” said Tami Inman-Stoker, Barron County assistant county veteran service officer.
Shockley died on November 4 in Rice Lake, and he will be buried at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery south of Spooner at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.
Skinner Funeral Home in Cumberland will provide the services, and a military honor guard will be at the funeral.
“Request that you pass the word and help us say goodbye to a Veteran by attending if you can,” Inman-Stoker said.