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Fred Ray “Freddie” Shook

October 15, 1956 ~ January 10, 2021 (age 64)

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Fred Ray “Freddie” Shook, 64, of Adel, Georgia, formerly of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on January 10, 2021, at the Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia.

Fred was born on October 15, 1956, in Demorest, Georgia, to the late Chester Elec Shook and Lillian Vedell Elliott Shook.  He has lived the past 27 years in Cook County and was a retired corrections officer with the Georgia Department of Corrections. Fred was a member of the Massee Baptist Church and had served in the Army Reserve.

Survivors include his loving wife, Lisa Brady Shook of Adel; one son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Tiffany Shook of Glennville, Georgia; three daughters and two sons-in-law: Kerri and Michael Merriett of Clarkesville, Georgia, Chrissy and Bud Cowart of Adel, and Brittany White of Adel; seven grandchildren: Ray Shook and Noah Shook, both of Savannah, Georgia, Hailey Mabrey of Adel, Ethan Gragg, Ana Merriett, Braiden Merriett, and Makinley Merriett, all of Clarkesville; one brother, Wade Shook of Demorest; three sisters and two brothers-in-law: Kathy and Mike Archer of Clarkesville, Ann and Ronnie Webb of Cornelia, Georgia, and Carol Houston of Alto, Georgia; his father-in-law, Bobby Brady of Adel; and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dana and David Eubanks of Galveston Island, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 14, 2021, in the Chapel of Boone Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip Badley officiating and military honors were provided by the Patriot Guard and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1090.  Mr. Shook's son and daughter, Chris Shook and Kerri Merriett, also provided eulogies at the service.  Ethan Gragg played guitar and sang "Broken Halos."  Other special music played at the service included "Dancing in the Sky" and "I Can Only Imagine."

Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Boone Funeral Home.

In keeping with Mr. Shook's wishes, he was cremated following the service. 

An online guest registry is available for the Shook family at

Announcement courtesy of Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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January 13, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel and Gardens
5495 Highway 197 South P.O. Box 305
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Funeral Service
January 13, 2021

7:00 PM
Galveston Island, Texas

Military Honors
January 14, 2021

7:07 PM
Galveston Island, Texas

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