Gary W. Shook

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Gary Walter Shook, 58, of Mills River, died August 5, 2010, at his home. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of Jack Brantley and Marie Sprinkle Shook of Weaverville. A former member of the Asheville Jaycees, he had previously worked for Budweiser of Asheville. In addition to his parents, Mr. Shook is survived by a brother, Steven Brantley Shook and wife Brenda Roland Shook of Swannanoa; a sister, Brenda Shook Arrowood of Asheville; two nieces, Katie Shook Robinson and husband Bryan, Brittany Arrowood and a nephew, Matthew Arrowood. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend Mike Willoughby officiating. His family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one's favorite charity.

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  1. Dear Jack and Marie,

    I grieve with you in your loss, and pray the peace that passes all understanding attends you in this hour of your need.


  2. Brenda, I am so sorry! Thank you for letting me know. Just know that you and your family are in my prayers, God will get you through this. Joanne

  3. Dear Jack, Marie, Steve, Brenda and Family,

    Mary Lynn and I were so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing upon our arrival in Florida. We wish we could have been home to be with you all in your time of grief. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray God’s strength and comfort will sustain you in the days ahead.

    With much love,
    Bonnie and Mary Lynn Meadows

  4. Jack,Marie,Steven,and Brenda:
    Our love and prayers are with you at this time. We are so thankful that we had time to spend with all of you,and Gary, last fall. We will remember the fun we had sitting around the dinner table talking and laughing together.

  5. Jack,Marie and Family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow and grief. May GOD give you strength and comfort.

    With deepest sympathy and love:

    George & Betty Hall

  6. Marie, Jack, Steve, and Brenda:

    We are with you today, tomorrow, and always, with our prayers and in spirit. God loves you all and will help you during this time of sorrow.

    I’m glad Gary wasn’t fast enough to catch me with that shovel.

    We Love You!! Mike and Lucille

  7. We just found out about Gary.He and Gilmer worked together at Winn-Dixie And i worked with Marie at the Health Dept.We didn’t find out in time to attend the services.We are praying for all of you and send our love. Sincerly Chris And Gilmer

  8. I worked with Gary at Skyland Distributing and later found out that he was Katie’s uncle (My sister-in-law). I had alot of fun playing jokes on him along with him getting me right back. He loved his family and talked of them often. Wonderful person with a big heart. I loved seeing him drive his sport car and the smile on his face. He will be missed and our prayers are with your family.
    Jon, Vernoncia, Christian Maxwell & Christine Carpenter.

  9. Dear Shooks and extended family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time in the untimely passing of Gary. He and I grew up together and share many happy memories through high school. Even though we had lost touch over the years, I will always consider him a great friend, and cherise the memories and good times as I know you will. Best wishes to all in this difficult time. Sincerely, Richard Smith

  10. Marie, Jack and Family,
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary was a wonderful person who touched everyone that he knew. He will be truly missed by all. Please let us know if we can do anything.

  11. Gary was a great neighbor and friend. He was always so kind, and we will miss him very much. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely, Cole and Miriam Hood

  12. Jack, Marie, Brenda, and Steve,
    I was shocked and very sad to hear the news about Gary. I know it has been very hard on you and my thoughts have been with you often during the past week. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there at the service.

    We could always rely on Gary for a smile and a laugh and I know he is already missed.

    I’m choosing to picture him up there with Pampaw playing their jokes on one another and having a good time while Mammaw looks on disapprovingly (but enjoying it also)
    Much love to you all.

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