Ernest F. Shock

January 12, 1936 - March 12, 2022

Ernest F. Shock, 86, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022, under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. The Breckinridge County native was born January 12, 1936, to the late Jake and Eula Mae Sosh Shock. Ernest was an upholsterer by trade and retired from Murphy Miller in 1997 after 42 years. He was a member of the first class of Leadership Owensboro. Ernest was President of the Upholsterers International Union Local 230. He also served as U.D. Director of the International Steelworkers of America and held the offices of V.P. and Treasurer of the United Steelworkers national organization. Ernest was a Kentucky Colonel and past President of the Owensboro Labor Council. He was of the Pentecostal faith. His greatest pleasure was being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and working on his farm.

Those who remain to honor his memory include his wife of 68 years, Sylvia Nadine Shock; five children, Tim (Diann) Shock, Debbie (Mike) Best, Sheila (Tom) Williams, Melissa (Terry) Seaton all of Owensboro and David Shock of Montclaire, New Jersey; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; sister Hazel Aldridge; brother, Bobby (Ann) Shock; numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Ernest Shock will be 2:00 pm Thursday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Salvation Army, 215 S Ewing Rd, Owensboro, KY 42301.

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