December 31 obituaries


Clarence Wade Shook

Clarence Wade Shook


Clarence Wade Shook, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.

Private services will be under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.

Clarence was born on April, 22, 1931, in Wichita Falls to Jay and Anna (Hamilton) Shook. He attended Midwestern University and later enlisted in the Army in Nov. 1952 during the Korean War. He was stationed outside Bordeaux, France, attached to the Air Force, where he assisted in building a base and setting up a supply line.

He met his first wife, Alberte Ribot Galloway and was married in France. On discharge in 1954, he and Alberte returned to Wichita Falls where they raised their two daughters, Carolene and Shawn. Later, Clarence divorced and remarried Tonya Holmes, spending 43 loving years together in Southern Oklahoma and later in Snyder.

Clarence was a devoted Christian man. He was an ordained deacon by City View Baptist Church in Wichita Falls. He helped establish the Chaparral Baptist Assembly Camp in Iowa Park and later built, remodeled and added on to four different churches in Southern Oklahoma. In Snyder he assisted and built numerous ramps for the disabled and elderly during his retirement years. He was always generous with his time and resources throughout his lifetime. He was a member of Colonial Hill Baptist Church and a U.S. Army and Air Force Veteran. His generous spirit will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; two brothers, Dale Shook and Ralph Shook; and his sister, Velma Johnston.

Survivors include four daughters, Carolene Folse and her husband, Lance, of Denton, Shawn Hardin of Colorado Springs, Colo., Shanna Covington and her husband, Harry Hunt, of Snyder and Cheryl Clark and her husband, Steve, of Tyler; the mother of Carolene and Shawn, Alberte Galloway of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Ricky Fritz


Ricky Fritz, 62, of Snyder died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at his home in Snyder. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.