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7/29/2020 4:28:00 PM
John Felix Shook
August 24, 1938 - July 28, 2020

CLAREMONT, N.C. - John Felix Shook, 81, of Claremont entered Heaven’s Gates on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Abernethy Laurels Nursing Center.

Born August 24, 1938 in Iredell County, he was the son of the late Clarence Clifford Shook and Lucy Stewart Shook.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Claremont and retired from a life of farming and working with furniture. John truly loved caring for all the farm animals and just taking time to relax on the front porch.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Nancy Huffman Shook and daughter, Ann Huffman Barnes.

He is survived by three sisters, Barbara and husband Gene Bolick of Claremont, Kay and husband Dennis Spencer of Hickory, Reba Atkinson of Claremont; also four sons Dale Shook and wife Tracy of Maiden, Ricky Shook and wife Louellen of Claremont, Rex Shook and wife Donna of Mooresville, Roger Shook and wife Tina of Claremont; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday July 31, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary in Newton, with Rev. Dennis Richards officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Catawba Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shook Poultry’s “Feed Families for Thanksgiving” Fund Raiser at 3177 Poultry Drive, Claremont, NC 28610.

Visit to register your condolences.

Burke Mortuary of Newton, N.C. is serving the Shook family.

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