Donald F. Shrock
MANSFIELD — A funeral service for Donald F. Shrock, 86, of Mansfield, formerly of Utica, will be held Friday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery, Utica.
Donald died March 24, 2008, at Med-Central Health Systems, Mansfield, after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Newark to the late Ray E. and Effie (Slagle) Shrock.
He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Gary and Mary Shrock of Mansfield and Randall M. Shrock of Mansfield; daughters and son-in-law, Norma G. Haught of Galion, and Janice A. and J.R. Sprague of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one brother, Ray (Jeanne) Shrock of Sedalia, Mo.; sister, Mina Darnes of Newark. He also leaves behind his loving companion, Joy Allison of Mansfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Nola Landis Shrock; two brothers, Harold and David Shrock; three sisters, Ruth Trace, Helen Gravens and Dorothy Abbott; and a great-great-granddaughter.
As a plasterer, Don’s craftsmanship is evident in the restoration of the intricate plaster mouldings of the Renaissance Theatre, Mansfield.
As a gifted guitarist, his legacy survives in many area musicians including his son, two grandsons and great-grandson.
Don and his companion Joy Allison had a passion for square dancing that they shared with their many friends. He was a member of both the Johnny Appleseed Squares and the Shelby Cloverleafs.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Snyder Funeral Home, Marion Avenue Chapel, Mansfield; and Thursday, March 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.