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2/9/2019 5:16:00 PM
Orville (Gene) Eugene Shook
May 20, 1946 - February 7, 2019

CLAREMONT, N.C. - Orville “Gene” Eugene Shook, 72, of Claremont passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at his residence.

He was born May 20, 1946 in Catawba County to the late George and Pansie Hartzoe Shook. Gene was a lifelong member of Mt. View United Methodist Church in Claremont and a United States Army Veteran. He worked as a machine operator with Alumax Extrusions and was a member of the NC Woodturners Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Charlie Shook, Jerry Shook, Clyde Shook; and sister, Clara Shook Hipps.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years Shelva Shook of the home; son David Shook of Greensboro; daughters Melissa Shook McCaskill and husband David of Newton, Christine Shook Nelson and husband Davis of Granite Falls; brother Marshall Shook and wife Mary Nell of Claremont; sisters Louise Shook Laws of Claremont, Judy Shook Spencer and husband Phillip of Catawba; grandchildren Cody McCaskill and wife Whitney, Kayla McCaskill, Ashley Allen and husband James, Luke Shook, Zac Shook, Caleb Shook, Emily Shook, Avery Nelson, Carrigan Nelson and Tiffany Nelson; and great-grandchild Gabriel Allen.

A memorial service to celebrate Gene’s life will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Mt. View United Methodist Church in Claremont. Rev. Rich Irwin will officiate. Inurnment with military honors by American Legion Post 16 will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Mt. View United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Mt. View United Methodist Church, 1248 Balls Creek Rd., Claremont, NC 28610.

Condolences may be sent to the Shook family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, N.C. is serving the Shook family.

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