G. Frank Shore, 71, of Boonville, passed away at University Medical Center on Thursday, July 28, following an extended illness.
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Visitation for Frank will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel on Tuesday evening, Aug. 2, from 6 to 8 o'clock. There will be a Masonic Service at 7:30 the night of the visitation.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, with Rev. Herb Clinton and Scott Paris officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery with Greg Clinton, Kevin Clinton, Ron Vivian, Julius Udinyiwe, Morris Carter and Tim Carmichael as pallbearers.
George Franklin Shore was born in Boonville, Mo., April 23, 1940, the son of Frank H. Shore and Elva A. Rapp Shore. He graduated from Boonville High School in 1958. Frank overcame the effects of the dreaded childhood disease of polio. He had worked for the University of Missouri as dispatcher for the physical plant there for several years. He also had worked for Consolidated Freightways and McGraw Edison Benchmark Tool Co. Frank was a successful real estate agent in Boonville for many years; he had also worked for unlimited opportunities and the Braun Company as a caregiver. Frank was very proud to have had served several terms as a Boonville City Councilman under three different mayors. He had served on every board in the city. He was instrumental in getting the drainage problem at Troutdale taken care of.
As a councilman, Frank worked hard for the betterment of Boonville, especially the police station, fire station and the aquatic center. He was able to see those projects completed before he passed away.
Frank was especially pleased that his efforts in getting the eagle's head on the WW I memorial at the Cooper County Court House was recognized when it was dedicated to he and Pat Jackson. He was also a former member of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, Assistant Chief, Air Force Ground Observers Corps, Former Sunday School Teacher, Training Union Leader and Royal Ambassador Youth Leader and Choir Member for the First Baptist Church, Boonville, former member of the IOOF Lodge, Boonville, Former member of the American Red Cross Board, Chairman of the American Red Cross Blood Program, Chairman American Red Cross Disaster Program, Volunteer Fireman, Boonville Fire Dept. for 15 years, Member of the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri, member of International Association of Arson Investigators, Former Acting Civil Defense Director, Communications Chairman Cooper County, Civil Defense.
Frank was preceded in death by his first wife, Christy Fitzgerald and by a son, Aaron Spalding as well as his sister, Helen Clinton. He is survived by his daughters, Laura Gramlich and husband Jody, and Kim Shore of Boonville. His grandchildren, Andrea Banks of Boonville, Deidre Banks and Audrieana Banks Walker of Columbia and Ellise Gramlich of Boonville and four great-grandchildren also survive.
Memorials are suggested to the Boonville Animal Shelter.
Condolences by be directed on line to davisfuneralchapelboonville.com.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Aug. 1 to Aug. 8, 2011