Jimmie Edward (Jim) Shook, passed away August 17, 2022 in Mena, Arkansas, at the age of 92 after battling cancer. He was born July 17, 1930 in Alsuma, Oklahoma to Ottie and Hilda Shook. Jim grew up in the Eagleton, Arkansas area and attended school in Acorn, Arkansas. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1946 and retired after 21 years of service. During that time he traveled all over the world from Germany, Japan, Thailand, and several military bases in the United States.
He was a proud member of the 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) as a para trooper, with 53 total jumps. His time in the Army included service during both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. In 1950 Jim married Sarah Loving and they had five Children together. Jimmy and wife Debbie, John and wife Shelly, Thomas and wife Victoria, Patricia, and Jeffery (Kim). After divorcing he briefly married Doris Vermilion. He was currently married to Claudia (Dale) Mitschke Shook, happily after the past 21 years.
Jim and Dale loved to travel, belonging to a RV club and would go to several places throughout the United States in their motor home. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, but his passion was golfing, playing wherever he could and recording three aces in his lifetime. He belonged to the Ouachita Golf and Country club in Mena, Arkansas and was a lifelong member of the Eagles and Elks fraternities.
Besides his four surviving children he leaves behind nine grandchildren, Jimmy, Raelynn, Cydne, Nichole and husband Jeremy, Nevin and wife Michelle, Nigel and wife Jolene, Ryan, Scott, and Cassandra. Twenty-Three great grandchildren, Kaeleigh, Jake, Hailey, James, Adriana, Autom, Aiden, Aubrie, Aynslee, Jacsen, Ryder, Wyatt, Colton, Grace, Ethan, Hailey, Rylan, River, Rainier, soon to be Ducan, James III, Isaac, Alyssa, Two great great grandchildren, Lilliana and Ella, and many extended family and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Patsy Vandehey (Ed), Charlene Wilhite, and Son, Jeffery. Cremation is under the care of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday August 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Methodist Church in Mena.
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