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On Saturday, September 18, 2021, John Byron Shores, III, 76, left this mortal life. He was born June 24, 1945, to Dorothy Atkins and John B. Shores, Jr. in Logan, Utah, the eldest of their 4 children. Regardless of where he lived, the words “Cache Valley” were always spoken with audible joy.  The family settled in Carlsbad, NM where John was once a toddler tied to the porch so he wouldn’t wander from the yard. He jumped the slow-moving freight trains to shorten the distance to Edison Elementary School and graduated from Carlsbad Senior High School in 1963. John attended classes at Brigham Young University before joining the National Guard and securing an IBEW electrical apprenticeship with Gibbs Electric in Carlsbad. He loved drag racing and worked in Dickie Harrell’s pit until the winning driver suggested he focus on the love of his life. He married her, Winifred Anne McCormick, on June 4, 1968, in Carlsbad. The couple was sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the following year. 

John’s career as an electrician and electrical engineer took him and the family to locations around the globe; he and Win have called Georgia home for the past 5 years. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many capacities, including temple worker in the Atlanta Temple. Family history and genealogy were his favorite hobbies because he did them with Win.

He loved discussing the gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching others, and had a firm testimony of his Savior. A dedicated husband, father, and Papa, John, and Win have 8 children and 18 grandchildren. John is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Jennifer Jo Shores Kiddle. He is survived by his wife, Winifred; children, Anne (Scott) Burns, Nicki Shores, Katherine (Mike) Judd, Sarah (Craig) Dempsey, John (Jamiee) Shores, Kelly (Justin) DeMone, Levi (Andy) Shores; 18 grandchildren; siblings Cindy, Michael, and David; and numerous extended family.

Viewing and funeral service will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the LDS Chapel, 870 Peeples Valley Rd, Cartersville, Georgia 30121. Viewing begins at 10 AM; service will start at noon. John will be interred at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Acworth. Flowers and condolences are being received by Georgia Funeral Care, 4671 S. Main St., Suite 110, Acworth, Georgia 30101.

12 Comments To "John Shores"

Conna H Torrey On Sep 24 2021 at 8pm
Dear Winn, I always spotted you in our meetings due to your pretty hair. John was always sitting next to you. I'm sorry I didn't get to know him, but at least I thought of you as a friend. I'm very sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through. Reply to this comment
Carolyn Schramm On Sep 24 2021 at 8pm
John had a giant heart and his spirit will live on in he children and grandkids. Win- we are thinking about you and hope you can feel our love and support feom a distance ❤️ Til we meet again stay strong! Reply to this comment
Pam and Corky Hall On Sep 24 2021 at 8pm
Dear Win and Family, We are so sad and sorry to hear the news of John. We are grateful for such wonderful memories when we lived in Hobbs together and later years. Please know of our love and prayers with you and the kids. Love you all, Pam and Corky Reply to this comment
Dawn Stricker On Sep 23 2021 at 11am
Dear Win and family: My heart aches for all of you. John was a great man. I always loved to hear him talk in sacrament meetings. My thoughts and prayers are with you all Love, Dawn Stricker Reply to this comment
Leota Holland On Sep 23 2021 at 11am
Dear Win and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your stay in Mount Vernon was not long enough. When anyone needed help you folks were always there. John was a good man and showed me a lot in genealogy. You helped us move to our new house and Haylee still has the costume you made for her in her school play. John will be missed. Reply to this comment
Janet Grenleski On Sep 23 2021 at 11am
I loved to see him walk up to the stand during fast and testimony meeting because I knew that he would say things that touched my spirit in a very powerful way. he will be missed Reply to this comment
Jeff Burkinshaw On Sep 23 2021 at 11am
We send our heartfelt condolences to the Shores Family at the passing of their wonderful husband, father and grandfather. John Shores was a great man and outstanding example of love, hard work and faith. Loving relationships continue beyond the doors of death and judgment. Family ties endure because of sealings in the temple. We need not look upon death as an enemy. With full understanding and preparation, faith supplants fear. Hope displaces despair. We love the Shores Family! Reply to this comment
Alan Pryor On Sep 23 2021 at 11am
Those that knew John will surely miss his smiling face, his laugh and his Gospel knowledge, he was always a joy to be with. Sunday’s in Church will never be quite the same without his calming presence. Reply to this comment
Atsuko Jorgensen On Sep 23 2021 at 11am
Dear Win, we are so sorry for your loss. Bryan and I are thinking about you and your family during this very difficult time. We will be praying for you Reply to this comment
BETH PRYOR On Sep 22 2021 at 1pm
"What is this thing that man calls death This quiet slipping in the night 'Tis not the end but genesis of better worlds with greater light" ~G.B. Hinckley xoxo Reply to this comment
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