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Jack R. Shook

January 22, 1928March 24, 2020

TAYLORSVILLE- Jack R. Shook, 92, of Taylorsville, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. He was born in Catawba County on January 22, 1928, he was the son of the late John W. and Pearl Etta Hartsoe Shook. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Amy Shook Herman, 5 brothers and 1 sister. Jack was owner and operator of Shook Construction. He is survived by his wife Clara Wike Shook of the home; a son Richard Shook and wife Debbie; grandsons Alan Shook and wife Karen, and Andrew Shook and wife Anna; granddaughter Lara Herman; great grandsons Jacob Shook and Alan Wade Shook; great granddaughters Amy Grace Shook, and Amber Finley Shook and a sister Ruby Sherrill. Graveside service will be held Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:00am at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Gordon West officiating.


  • GRAVESIDE SERVICE Saturday, March 28, 2020


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Alan Collie

March 28, 2020

I had the privilege of renting my first apartment from Jack in the early 80’s. For many years, I enjoyed getting to know Jack and Amy at the Builder’s Mart in Long View. Later, I was fortunate to partner with Jack on a number of construction projects, but he was much more than a partner - he was an excellent mentor to me and a great friend! In addition to a reputation characterized by quality craftsmanship and tremendous work ethics, Jack leaves behind a legacy of calm wisdom, abundant kindness, and a gentle sense of humor. I was privileged to call him my friend for more than forty years; he will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with his family.