Waylon Shook

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Waylon Shook, 24, of Nevada, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, in Nevada. He was born on July 29, 1983, in Osceola, Mo., to Richard Wessley Shook and Coeta Faye Barker Shook.

Waylon came to Nevada at a young age. He graduated from Nevada High School, in 2002, and spent one year at the Motorcycle-Marine Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. He worked at SportsPlex, in Nevada, for one year and Rent-A-Center for three years, in Witchita and Nevada. He was an avid wrestler at Nevada High School for many years. He began with youth wrestling in Nevada and all through high school where he lettered with the varsity wrestling team. Waylon was an avid huter and fisherman and loved motorcycles. The pride and joy of his life was his son Riddick.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Coeta and Rick Smith, of Nevada; one son, Riddick Shook, of Nevada; one sister Chastity Shook, of St. Louis; one stepbrother, Richard Smith, of Archie, Mo.; four stepsisters, Crystal Hale, of the state of Florida, Candice Rice, of the state of Arkansas, Bonnie Lane, and Angel Ent, both of the state of Georgia, and the love of his life and mother of their wonderful son Riddick, Wendi Jones, of Nevada; grandmother, Anna Belle Bruce, of Independence, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard "Dick" Shook, in 2007.

Funeral services will he beld at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Joe Trussel officiating. Interment will follow in City Cemetery, El Dorado Springs. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, of Nevada. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to a college fund for his son Riddick, at TeamBank, in Nevada.

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