Ronnie J. Shook Sr.

ronnie shook

December 6, 1947 ~ March 25, 2023

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ronnie J. Shook, Sr., 75, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

An Asheville native, Ronnie was the son of the late Jack and Virginia Haney Shook.

Mr. Shook proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He served two tours in Vietnam and spent a year at the U-Tapao Airfield, Thailand. Later in his life he enjoyed his work with The H.T. Hackney Company. So much so that following his retirement from there, he returned to work because he missed his workmates so much. They were like family to Ronnie. In his spare time he loved playing guitar and spending time with his dog, Rocky. He also attended Lake Hills Church and enjoyed his time with the Life Group there.

He is survived by his son, Ron Shook, Jr. (Thea) and daughter, Laura S. Broome (Rodney). He was also loved by his grandchildren, Madeline, Brighton, Mary-Davis, Jackson, Kinsley, Carter, and Claire.

Mr. Shook’s family will receive friends at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. on Friday, March 31, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m.


Visitation: March 31, 2023 10:00 am - April 19, 2024 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: March 31, 2023 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I knew Ronnie from WinnDixie (along with Gary) many years ago. Both were very fine people. Ronnie was always friendly with a joke to tell or some prank to make you smile. Condolence to the family

  2. I met Ronnie in the 1970’s when he worked at Winn-Dixie and I worked for the Schlitz beer distributor. We became friends and later in life when he and his family lived in Bent Creek his son and our son Jimmy Gaston went to school together and were friends. Ronnie was one of the good guys and I know his family will miss him dearly.

  3. I’m so shocked Ronnie was one my Davy cousins more like my brother growing up always had smile on his face I remember so many Thanksgiving dinners at his house he will be so missed and never forgotten I love you Ronnie tell all our hello see y’all soon

  4. We were blessed to spend time with Ron and his family on several occasions. He was a kind man who appreciated a good laugh or conversation. Ron gave so much to his family and friends, and he will be missed, but his light will remain in our hearts.
    To his special family he leaves behind, may you carry his spirit, his love, and the faith that he taught you to have today and always.

  5. Daddy, you were my rock and my biggest fan. You loved me dearly, you never let me down and I miss you so much already. You had impeccable taste and always looked so handsome. I promise to live how you taught me to and to always remember you smiling and laughing at our kitchen table sipping coffee. I’m so glad you’re with Jesus. Just send me a few winks from heaven so I know your still with me.

  6. prayers going out to ronnie’s family and friends. he was clearly one of the great. i knew i could always count on you to lend a helping hand and i appreciate you training me to be the best i could be, i will miss you “suggy”. i know i will see you again

  7. “Shookie”, You were a great friend, whom I’ll dearly miss. I’m blessed to have known you. You were one of the best story tellers and always smiling and laughing. You are now in the arms of our Lord and Savior. You will never be forgotten. My sincere condolences to your family.

  8. Laura, sorry to read your Father passed. I know he was a special person to you and will leave an empty space in your life and your heart. It took years for me to be able to speak about my Father when he passed without crying, so I know your grief and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Brenda Parris

  9. We only knew Ronnie for a short time but he was such a kind neighbor and we enjoyed our front porch chats. We are so very saddened to hear of his passing and are thinking of his family.

    With love,
    Elliot and Payton Bloomer

  10. It’s been a privilege to have been a co-worker of Ronnie’s for the past 10+ years. Ronnie will certainly be missed. He’ll be remembered for many endearing qualities. He had a wealth of knowledge, wit and humor. Our company is better for having his years of leadership. I am a better person because I was able to call Ronnie my friend.

    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
    2 Timothy 4:7

  11. Work with Ronnie’s son-in-law Rodney and have always heard great things about Ronnie from him. Prayers and condolences to Laura, Rodney, and the entire family. Know he will be missed dearly here on earth and looking forward to seeing him in the life to come.

  12. Worked with Ronnie at HT Hackney. He will be missed. He was a great friend. Prayers for the family in the days, weeks, and years to come. He is now rejoicing in Heaven. Thanks for the great laughs and friendship these past 5 years I have known you. God Bless!


  14. So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

    Janice, Charles, Mark and Ryan Harris

  15. Ronnie you were a great friend and I will truly miss you. I remember the great times we had at Thomas and Howard and H.T. Hackney. I am so glad we talked recently and reminisced about old times. Janice says she will always remember your smile. We are praying for the family and I look forward to seeing you again One Day in Heaven.
    Love you Shooky!!

  16. Yes this is Eddie Anderson want to send my regrets about Ronnie I worked with Ronnie at the win Dixie in 1971 1972 I am the friend that bought his 1966 GTO he was my best man in our wedding in 1973 Ronnie will be missed

  17. To my friend, neighbor, and best basketball teammate I could have. Thanks for the memories. One of the best. RIP, Until we meet again.

  18. Ronnie Shook was the best grandfather a person could ask for, he was a wonder father, a great son. You meant the world to me Papaw, my best friend forever. Memories we spent together, you taking me to guitar practice, us watching football on Sundays, always loved the patriots. You and I did a lot together man, and I just wish we couldve done much more, I wish you could’ve watched me start a band and become the greatest guitarist in the world. I promise you I will make you proud, and when we meet again one day we’ll share a laugh and play guitar again. I love you Papaw, you made me the man I am today.

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