He was born April 21, 1923, to Larnce Dillard Shook and Della Gibson Shook.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Dillard and Della G. Shook; his wife, Elzie H. Shook; and an infant daughter, Jackie Shook.
Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Sylvia Shook; daughters and sons-in-law, Gladys Shook, Judy and Bert Carpenter, Joan and John Davis, Sandra and Todd Simmons, Tammi Mullen and Staci and Josh Patton, all of Clayton, and Michelle and Eddie Moses of Hendersonville, N.C.; a special nephew, Jerry Shook and wife Sheila of Clayton; a sister, Lena English of Clayton; three brothers, Robert Shook of Tennessee and Darnce Shook and Creed Shook, both of Clayton; 12 grandchildren, Clint Carpenter, Kristi Carpenter, Chad Davis, Jami Davis, Donna Bryant, Kyle Shook, Jeffrey Simmons, Staci Patton, Kayla Mullen, Ashley Moses, Eddie Moses, Jodi Perdue and Billie Harvey; 16 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Cole, Carson, Isabelle, Sophia, Danielle, Delayna, Jordan, Addison, Abigail, Madison, Bryson, Isabella, Aidan, Miya, Kyla; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Shook was in the Civilian Conservation Corps, was a foreman for the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Rabun County maintenance crew for 34 years, and on Oct. 10, 1974, he received the Georgia Roadside Council Award. He enjoyed farming and attended Persimmon Church of God. He was a loving father and grandfather as well as being a true gentleman in everything he ever did. He had an open house policy and was there to help anyone in need. He loved Jesus above all and was unwavering in his faith. He was also a master mechanic who could fix anything and everything.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Persimmon Church of God with the Revs. Teddy King and Gary Ashe officiating. Burial followed at Timpson Creek Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Lawrence Shook’s memory may be made to the Winter Fest Fund at Persimmon Church of God, 2360 Devils Branch Road, Clayton, GA 30525; or to the Rabun County 4-H Club, 41 Jo Dotson Circle, suite 1, Clayton, GA 30525-5007.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at http://www.beckfuneralhome.com.