Leroy Lee Shook, 89, of Keysville, VA, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2020, with his daughters by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents; and multiple brothers and sisters.

Leroy is survived by his wife of 66 years Garnet Shook; daughters, Becky Ewing (Bill), Berneta Cohen (Morey), Celia Arrington (Darryl);grandchildren, Donnie Hinson, Britney Donivan (Chris), Casey Arrington, Tyler Arrington; great-grandchildren, Aiden Donavin and Alliemae Donivan ; brother, Clyde Shook (Mary Lou); sister-in-law, Elizabeth Shook; and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members.

He served Honorably in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict until his Honorable discharge on April 6, 1953. Leroy received the following medals and honors: Army & AAf Good Conduct, National Defense Service, U S Korean Service, UN Korean, ROK War Service, Korean PUC Comm., Overseas service Comm., Cold War Victory Comm., Korean Presidential Unit Citation L828, 7th Div PO31, Corporal CR332, 1st Div PO25, and SGT CR336.  He retired from the Coast Guard receiving many accommodations, awards, and certificates for his many accomplishments.

Leroy worked at Pine Grove Dairy for many years after which he started his own mechanic business before retiring and moving back to his family home place in Keysville, VA. Upon his return home he was instrumental in the Korean Memorial and establishing the American Legion Post 260 in Keysville, VA.  Beginning with his 50th birthday celebration he established the annual Shook Family and Friends Reunion which is held on the 1st Saturday of August each year.

Leroy was dearly loved by his family and all who knew him. He was a friend to many.  He will be greatly missed by all.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2020, at Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Friday, August 7, 2020, from 2 to 3 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Floyd Jordan

    04 August 2020 2 years ago

    Norma and I will greatly miss him.
    We have many fond memories of the times we attended the Korean Vets Reunion that Leroy started. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Floyd and Norma Jordan your Ohio friends

  2. Laurie Dearing

    05 August 2020 2 years ago

    So heartbroken for you all right now! I know the pain you are feeling. Leroy was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend! I know how much I appreciate the friendship shared between him and your mom and my parents. Peace and comfort to you all!!!

  3. Davis E. Newman

    06 August 2020 2 years ago

    We would like to send our most heartfelt condolences to the LeRoy Shook family. Our prayer is that God will send His Holy Spirit to fill the void you have with his passing.We come to know Garnet and LeRoy during the building of our Veterans Memorials in Keysville and Danville. I met w/ him to obtain the benefits of his building experience. No one could have been more cooperative . Our mutual friend, Col. John Hatfield was helpful to us both. Since then, we have met for lunch and just had a great time in fellowship together. I will miss him, not only as a friend, but as one of my Hero’s. Only God in Heaven knows what LeRoy experienced in combat in Korea .
    His Danville Friends and Comrade, Dave and Nancy Newman

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