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Estel Ray Shore, Sr.

November 27, 1935 ~ January 10, 2021 (age 85)


Dr. Estel Ray Shore Sr., age 85 went to be with his heavenly Father Sunday, January 10th 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Carmie Adam and Laura Mae Shore, his brothers Cecil, Jack and Carmie Shore, and his sister Charlotte Shore Malone. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Dorothy Shore and their 6 children: Estel Ray “Rusty” Shore II, TaShonda Moritz-Stafford, LaRonda Smith (Geoff), John Shore, George Shore (Tracie), Japhonda “Phon” Wick (Roger). Nineteen grandchildren: Tasha LaVelle (Brandon), Grant Zerkle (Brittany), Frank Moritz (Bethany), Nicholas Shore, Sarah Pazarentos (Nick), Taylor Hensley (Mark), Tiffany Buehler (Jon), William Wick, Darothy Haley (James), Winston Smith (Taylor), Haley Shore, Simon Shore, Graham Shore, Alexandria Shore, Olivia Shore, Maximus “Max” Shore, Cooper Shore, Spencer Shore and Lucas Shore. Twenty great-grandchildren.
Estel Ray Shore Sr was best known as “Doc” because he practiced Chiropractic for nearly 60 years. In those years, he treated thousands of people, served as team doctor for several high school sports teams over 3 counties, and quietly provided care free of charge to hundreds of children. He loved children, music, sports, and had an insatiable appetite for learning new things. He found a boyish joy in sports in his adult years especially when one of his children or grandchildren were involved. His love for music came from his musician/coalminer father. Doc was ready to sing boldly anytime and anywhere. He lived his life full push, accomplishing things he was told were out of his reach from the time he was a boy to the last year of his life. He was a relentless being with a beautiful smile and a magnetic personality.  He was loved and he loved.  He changed his stars and did the same for many others.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 13th 2021 at 12:30 PM at Spring Grove Cemetery on N. Heck Hill Road, St. Paris, Ohio 43072 with Pastor Steven Smith presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, 200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

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Graveside Service
January 13, 2021

12:30 PM
Spring Grove Cemetery
N. Heck Hill Road
St. Paris, OH 43072


Juvenile Diabetes Association
200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, New York NY 10281

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