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“So sorry to learn of Mr. Shore's death. He was such a nice man. Prayers for Mary. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Carolynn Cornett - Friend

“So sorry for your loss but we know it's heavens gain , We are think and praying for you Mike &Doris( Rouse) Blevins sP ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Michael Blevinss - Friend

“Mary I am very sorry for your loss and have been praying for you and the family. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Joyce Swift

“As I sit and think back on Alf I realize the memories I have all include laughter and happiness. While not close due to distance in age and miles he...Read More ยป
4 of 6 | Posted by: William Lloyd Shores - Chadwick, IL

“Sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort in your hearts. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Brittney Dowdy - Prairie City, IA

“I love him uncle alf so very much ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Brittany Shores - Chilhowie, VA


Alf went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday June 5th 2021 in Bristol Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Alf was preceded in death by his father and mother, Elmer and Rosalee Shores; brothers, Lloyd, Lewis, and Fred Shores; Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of over 53 years Mary Carol Shores; brothers Jack Shores and wife Sharon, Carroll Shores and wife Pat, Warren Shores and wife Judy; sisters, Shelby Taylor and husband Jim, Moelina McCormick and husband Bob; sister-in-law, Linda Shores; Many loving Nieces and Nephews; Special friends, Gary and Mary Heninger, Larry and Kaye Smith, Jack and Mary Ann Stamper and Kevin Gobble.

Alf was a well-known mechanic in the surrounding area. When Volkswagen first became popular, He with the talented aid of his father were known for their ability to work on them. At one time he owned his own business and later worked as a mechanic at Chilhowie Chevron Service Center. Alf was an avid NASCAR fan and devotedly watched the race every week, pulling for every Chevrolet. He became well known around town for the person to go to to be thoroughly entertained through tales from his youth and also his head was full of jokes which he delighted in telling. Alf was a humble man of lowly means but rich in love that he shared with his family and Mary's family and many friends which some awaited him in Heaven to be once again entertained. Alf will be sorely missed by those he left behind.

Funeral services will be conducted at Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie on Wednesday, June 9th. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM with the service to follow at 2 PM officiated by Pastor Jim Walker and Pastor Cody Boone. A private burial at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus VA will follow service. In lieu of flowers, Alf wished donations be made in his memory to St Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences can be made to the family online at www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com. Williams Funeral Home is serving the Shores family.
William Alf Shores
Chilhowie, Va.