Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home
2551 North Armistead Ave
Hampton, VA
NEWPORT NEWS - Joel Shook, beloved son of David and Anne Shook, and a lifetime resident of Newport News, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Riverside Hospital, at age 55.
Joel will forever be remembered because of the love and care he gave to others. He was a dedicated employee with Best Western Motel as a Guest Service Representative.
Joel was preceded in death by one brother, David Richard Shook.
He is survived by his parents; one son, Joel Scott Shook II; and one brother, Robert Lee Shook and wife, Jeanette; and dear friend, Mrs. Gertrude Wilson.
The family will receive friends at 12:30 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 2012, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with a celebration of Joel's life to begin at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.
Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.
Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published by Daily Press from Jan. 14 to Jan. 17, 2012.
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Dear Mr. and Mrs. Shook, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will pray for your peace and healing at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Jean Poole Burton
Jean Burton
January 19, 2012
Dear Ann & David, I was so sorry to hear about Joey. Remember him as a sweet blond haired boy... My Mom (Johnnie) will make sure he is welcomed & love him until you see him again. Thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Love, Sherry Scruggs Rudy xoxo
January 19, 2012
Mr. & Mrs. Shook and family. I was saddened to hear of the passing of Joel. I read about it on the NNHS '65 website. You all have been through alot over the years and my heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.
John DiGiacomo
January 19, 2012
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Shook and family, I was out of town for the weekend, and came back to learn of Joel's passing. I went to Woodrow Wilson Elementary with Joel. We lived on 19th & Maple Ave. I have fond memories of summertimes in the neighborhood with all of us kids playing kickball, etc. I haven't seen Joel in years, but will always remember him, and your family. My heart goes out to you all. With love and prayers, Martina Schuszler Mays
January 18, 2012
So sorry I didnt find out in time....Just saw Joey, 3 yrs ago. Joey was always alot of fun as kids, he always got us with the card tricks!!! With the help of the physic on the other end of the phone, he was always so kind to me, worked with him at Howmet also for awhile, he will be missed, and love, hugs out to you Ann and David,,, its been so long since I have seen you......all our love,, Ruby Gay (Scruggs) Schlemmer. Gloucester,Va.
January 18, 2012
Dave and Ann,
I am so sorry to hear about your son. You have my deepest condolences on his death. I can only hope and pray that you find comfort in God and allow Him to give you solace in these times. Please let me know if there is anything that Karen or I can do. God Bless.
Glenn Mantell
January 17, 2012
I, too, knew Joel from Woodrow Wilson Elementary. Just a note to let you know I am praying for your family. With Deep Sympathy...
Lisa Furr Wilkins
January 17, 2012
Ann, so sorry to hear about your are in my thoughts and prayers...
glenda vuxta
January 16, 2012
Dear Ann and David,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You know you're not supposed to have to bury your children. I know that God will get you through this most difficult time and lessen the tremendous pain you must be feeling. I love you and will keep you in my prayers. God Bless you and your family.
Always, Shirley Vuxta Woolard
Shirley Vuxta-Woolard
January 16, 2012
Dear Anne, David and Robert,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, our families have been friends from the 60's, if I remember right there was one time your family came to our house for a cook out, Mom served watermellon and your sons, Robert, Joel, David and I ran around chasing each other with the watermellon rinds add smearing them on each other, just to get washed off with a garden hose, what a mess but LOTS OF FUN for us kids!
I am very sorry we could not attend the services as my mother is getting ready for a heart operation.
We love you!
Fred Whittom
January 16, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Shook, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Michele Affolter
January 16, 2012
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Shook family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Joey was a friend of ours for many years. He was a fine & very intelligent man and will be forever missed.May he "Rest In Peace".. Olivia "Sue" & Sean Glass & Richard..
Olivia Glass
January 16, 2012
Dear Anne and David,
With our deepest sympathy and understanding in the loss of your precious son.
Edna and Mac Cofer
Edna Cofer
January 16, 2012
Dave and family,

I am so sorry to read of your loss. God bless Joel and also give you strength at this stressful time in your life.

Al Hays (EDP-A)
Alvin Hays
January 16, 2012
I read about Joey in the obituary and wanted to let you know I am praying for you. I cannot imagine your pain during this time but promise my prayers. It has been a long time since I left Ivy but I remember you and others who meant much to me. Just trust im the Lord with all your heart and he will give you peace and comfort.
January 16, 2012
Dave,Ann and Robert,
Wow, so sorry to hear of your loss,not of just one but 2 of your 3 children Dave and Ann. Robert, know it is hard on you to lose your brother as well. We've lost one but not two. Our condolences to you all.
Bob and Judy Weikle
January 15, 2012
Dear Ann and David...We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort in your memories.
Ron & Delma Gruber
January 15, 2012
Joey was my brother's best friend and always made sure he called or came by to see my mom on her birthday or mother's day. You could always count on him. Growing up he was always around, he was like a brother to us three girls. Where ever Mike was there was Joey. We love and miss him. He and Mike are hanging out again now...
Teresa (Terry Hobbs) Fletcher
January 15, 2012
Robert, Jeanette and Family, My heart goes out to you at this sad time in your life. So sorry tp hear of your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Connie Clement
January 15, 2012
Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me Bless His Holy name === Bless the Lord oh my soul and Forget NOT all His Benefits== Joey is enjoying ALL the Benefits NOW !! God Bless you Mom and Dad ==
Paul Gilbert Jaffeux
January 14, 2012
My deepest sympathy to you, Mr. and Mrs. Shook... Joel and I were neighbors when we lived in the Huntington Heights area of Newport News. I had even been to your house a few times... He was always a nice man and so willing to help me . You are in my thoughts and prayers.... God Bless you !
Aubrina Schryer
January 14, 2012
Mom & Mr Shook, so sorry to hear of Joey passing. I know how hard it going to be on you. I can't put in words how i feel, but i do know how it feels to lose a little brother. I know that God will confort you and your family at this time, just as friends will later. Again so very sorry of you lose.
Linda Frasher
January 14, 2012
I grew up down the street from Joey and his family on Blair Ave. Haven't seen them in many years. But I do remember them well. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Leonard Dameron
January 14, 2012
Dear Dave and Ann: Johnny and I want to express our sorrow to you for the death of Joel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary and Johnny Hines
Mary/John Hines
January 14, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Mary Jaffeux
January 14, 2012
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