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2/2/2020 3:56:00 PM
Wade Richard Shook
December 27, 1933 - January 31, 2020

CLAREMONT - Wade Richard Shook, 86, of Claremont passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

He was born December 27, 1933 in Catawba County to the late Ivey Lee “Roy” Shook and Verdie “Edna” Hedrick Shook. Wade was employed by Arndt and Herman Lumber Company in Newton and retired after many years of service. He enjoyed spending time with family, collecting coins and guns, watching westerns, farming and hunting.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bo Shook, Harvey Shook, and Johnny Shook; sisters, Mary Moss and Edith “Jeet” Bandy.

Those left to cherish his memory are son Steve Johnson of the home; Everett “Ham” Shook and wife Marilyn of Claremont, Garland Shook of Claremont; sisters-in-law Helen Shook of Claremont, Ruby Shook of Claremont; grandson Kristopher Johnson and wife Bethany; great-grandson Colton Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews, who held a special place in his heart.

A service to celebrate Wade’s life was held on Sunday, February 2, 2010 at 4 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Claremont. Rev. Eric Hollar officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church. Those serving as pallbearers were Dale Johnson, Clayton Hinson, Timmy Hinson, Phil Benfield, Daniel Shook and Kris Johnson.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

Condolences may be sent to the Shook family at

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

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