OBITUARY

Kelly Gwyn Shook

March 9, 1962April 7, 2019
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Kelly Gwyn Shook, 57, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019 unexpectedly at his residence. He was born on March 9, 1962 to Donna Williams Sweat and the late Gwyn Lewis Shook in Catawba County. Kelly was a member of Highland Baptist Church. He worked in the furniture industry for many years. Along with his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Tucker Shook; five aunts and three uncles. Survivors include his son, Austin Shook and girlfriend Brandi Duffey of Hickory; mother, Donna Williams Sweat and husband Reggie of Hickory; brother, Mark Shook and wife Ramona of Hickory; aunts, Sue Spencer of Hickory, Ruth Cook of Hickory, Frances Langley of Claremont, Helen Martin and husband Walter of Hickory; uncle, Carroll Shook and wife Betty of Hickory; and numerous nieces and nephews. Kelly will always be remembered for his love and care for his wife, Wanda and his kind heart that was always shown to everyone he came in contact with. His love will be in our hearts forever. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3:00 until 4:45 p.m. at the church. Rev. Dr. Gray Little, Rev. Mack Mathis, and Rev. Kenny Robison will be officiating the service. Memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church, 828 9th Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601.

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Kelly Gwyn Shook

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Rodney Baker

April 13, 2019

Austin, Donna, and family,
Kelly was my friend, one of my closest friends of 30 years. We spent a lot of time together working, fishing, golfing, watching Austin playing sports, and a lot of conversation. I watched him love his wife and his son. And I envied that. I have lost a special friend. But I know that doesn't even compare to the loss you are feeling. My heart is breaking for you. Austin, what you guys had together was something so special! There are so many people in this world that never get to experience a feeling like that. Cherish that! Treasure the wonderful times you had! I pray that the love you guys had for each other will help you carry on in your life. God bless you all!
And to Kelly, my friend,
Rest peacefully, buddy! Thank you for letting me be part of your life!
Love,
Rodney Baker

Lena ELDRIDGE

April 12, 2019

Donna,
When I retired Kelly was a patient I really hated to leave. I believe we were good for each other. I did my best to make him smile and lighten his heavy load and he would go out of his way to appreciate my silliness. He sent the kindness note very soon after I retired and said he already missed me. His heart was a vacuum for all emotion and it just got full. I miss him too.
Dr. Lena

Jean Forbes

April 11, 2019

Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and healing for you and your family. Love, jean

Keith and Deb Watts

April 8, 2019

Austin, Mark, Ramona, Donna and family, our hearts are filled with sadness for you. Words bring little comfort to you. Kelly and Wanda are sharing a blessed homecoming. Continue to trust in the Lord and your hearts will be filled with lovely memories. Please know we are praying for you and hope that you will find peace in the days to come. We love you!
Keith and Deb, Wilkesboro, NC

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