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Edward Shock (Veteran)

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Mr. Edward M. Shock, age 89 years, of California, Mo., died Monday, May 30, 2011, at his home. Edward was born July 9, 1921, on a farm three miles south of Hinton, Mo., the son of Frank Lee and Alma N. Samuels Shock. He was married in the home of Rev. J. Bryson in Columbia, Mo., on November 27, 1942, to Geneva Bishop. Edward served in the United States Army during World War II. He served in General George C. Patton's Ghost Corp, a special unit of Forward Observers. He saw action in Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and the Ardennes for which his company earned five bronze stars in those campaigns. After being discharged from the Army, he returned to his carpentry trade, building houses in central Missouri. He was a member of a non-denominational Christian Church in Jefferson City, Mo. He was also a member of the American Legion, Roscoe Enloe Post 5 and the United Commercial Travelers, a fraternal organization working with the Sheltered Workshop and various cancer organizations. Survivors include: his wife of 68 years, Geneva Shock; four daughters, Edwena Shock of California, Mo., Vivian Whitney of Jefferson City, Mo., Patricia Crane and her husband Tiry of Russellville, Mo., and Linda Matteson and her husband Joseph of Columbia, Mo.; four grandchildren, Brad O'Neal and his wife Susan of Marshall, Mo., Stephanie Beck and her husband Brian of San Diego, Calif., Cory Whitney and his wife Laura of Lenexa, Kan., and Tiry Crane II and his wife Dana of Cabot, Ark.; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Sue Fenton of Columbia, Mo.; two brothers, Francis Shock and his wife Shirley of Ashland, Mo. and Charles Shock of Kansas City, Mo; beloved sisters-in-law, Virginia Williamson of Holts Summit, Mo. and Juanita Bishop of Columbia, Mo.; one brother-in-law, Ray Bishop and his wife Rosemary of Centertown, Mo.; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert Shock of Columbia, Mo. and Lawrence Shock of Springfield, Mo.; two infant brothers; and two brothers-in-law, Edward Bishop and Melvin Williamson. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2011, in the Freeman Chapel with Tom Davis, Jon Knochenmus and Robert Eberhardt officiating. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Grandview Cemetery near Murry, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Grandview Cemetery, c/o Lee Hudson, 12301 E. Durk Road, Centralia, MO 65240; Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; or the Central Missouri Veterans Honor Flight, 5550 Highway 63 South, Columbia, MO 65201. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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JuliePrice 3 years, 2 months ago

To the Shock family:

The entire Price family is very sad to hear of Mr. Shock's passing. He was such a joy at all the army reunions, and we were privileged to know him and to get to know so many of you.

I'll never forget his big smile and great sense of humor. And those traits obviously ran in the family. Mr. and Mrs. Shock were such fun to be around.

Please know that you're in our prayers and that we have some idea of what you're going through. The grief is so hard and goes bone deep, but we know we'll see your dad and mine again. These two exceptional men were truly excellent examples of "The Greatest Generation." And also men of faith.

God bless you all at this difficult time.

With love,

Julie Price, Kathleen Price, and our whole family


nikki 3 years, 1 month ago

To the Shock family and my long time friend Vivian

I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Shock. I have fond memories of visiting years ago and know what a close and loving family you all are. My thoughts are with you all.

Kindest regards and love always Nikki from Perth, Western Australia


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