Derrell Shores(1936 - 2014)

Derrell Malcolm Shores

Cocoa Beach, FL

Derrell Malcolm Shores, age 77, of Clinton, TN and formerly of Cocoa Beach, FL, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, TN.

He was born May 1, 1936 in Nocatee, FL, the son of Corine Shores. After graduation from high school, he entered the United States Air Force where he served until 1963.

He retired from Publix Grocery Store in Cocoa Beach, FL, where he was store manager. He had worked with Publix Grocery Stores in many locations for 36 years.

He and his wife, Judy Hillis King Shores, came to Oak Ridge from Cocoa Beach, FL eight years ago. They would have celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on May 18th. After his retirement, he began playing golf, a sport he learned to love passionately. He was also an avid reader.

He was preceded in death by his mother, his stepdaughter, Kathleen Strenth and stepson, Henry H. King.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Joseph P. Shores of Titusville, FL; daughter, Deborah L. Shores of Orlando, FL; two stepbrothers, Pete Carlton of St. Petersburg, FL and Joseph Carlton of Murray, NC; stepsister, Sheila Smith of Lake Francis, FL; stepdaughter, Sharon K. Fregia of Houston, TX; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 3 - 4:30pm at Weatherford Mortuary, 158 South Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. A Memorial Service will follow at 4:30pm, led by his cousin, Ray Shores.

The family asks that any memorials be made to Wounded Warriors Project in his memory, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.

Funeral Home

Weatherford Mortuary
158 S Jefferson Cir Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 482-2464

Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Apr. 12 to Apr. 14, 2014