Bruce McCoy Shook

May 4, 1931February 16, 2013

Bruce McCoy Shook, 81, of Hickory, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice. Born in Catawba County on May 4, 1931, he was the son of the late Junius Shook and Essie Bowman Shook. Raised by his grandparents, Alonzo and Senora Killian Shook, Mr. Shook served in the Army from 1951 – 1953, and was a CPL during the Korean Conflict with the 25th Infantry division, D Co. He was an avid fisherman and a long-time St. Stephens High Booster where he cared for the football field.

In addition to his parents and grandparents, Bruce was preceded in death by his other grandparents, Lester and Minnie Bowman and siblings, Hayden Shook, Earl Shook and Virginia Shook Turner.

Bruce is survived by his former wife, Mary Jane Mitchem Shook; daughters, Tanya Shook, and Theresa Richards and her children, Sara and Brad Isaacs, Jennifer and Nick Davis and Carrie Richards; great-grandchildren, Peyton Isaacs, Barrett Davis and Eden Richards and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church with Pastor Robert Stevens officiating. Burial, with military rites, will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.

Memorials may be given to Our Saviour Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2160 35th Ave Dr. NE, Hickory, NC 28601 or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.


  • Visitation Monday, February 18, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bruce McCoy Shook

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Gene Little

February 26, 2013

We will miss Bruce at Shells. Good friend!

Judy/Ken Travis

February 22, 2013

Our deepest sympathy is extended to Bruce's family. He was a genuinely nice man with Jesus shining through him. We will miss his smiling face and always friendly greeting.

February 20, 2013


William & Glenda Thornburg

February 19, 2013

Please accept our sympathy for your loss. Many thanks to Bruce for all he did as a St. Stephens High Booster. Our prayers are with the family at this time.

February 19, 2013

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. He was a faithful member of Our Savior, I know he will be missed.
We are sorry we could not attend his service because we did not find out of his passing until Tuesday afternoon.
Peace be with the family and friends of Bruce.
Ken & Linda Tilley

February 19, 2013

So sorry for your loss. When i think of Bruce always remember him and D.O. going fishing mostly on friday's. Will miss him.

February 18, 2013

Our deepest sympathy. Bruce was a good friend.
Leonard & Joanne Godfrey