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USMC, MSGT Retired Con L. Shuck

September 16, 1937 - January 12, 2020

United States Marine Corps, Master Sergeant Retired, Con L. Shuck, 82, of Granbury, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Memorial service: 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 18, 2020, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Highway 4, Interment: 10:30 AM, Friday, January 17, 2020, Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, Visitation: 6…read more

United States Marine Corps, Master Sergeant Retired, Con L. Shuck, 82, of Granbury, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Memorial service: 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 18, 2020, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Highway 4, Interment: 10:30 AM, Friday, January 17, 2020, Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, Visitation: 6:00 PM -8:00 PM, Thursday, January 16, 2020, Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Granbury. Memorials may be made to the MCATA Scholarship Fund, c/o John Klossner, 4 Loch Lane, Walden, New York, 12586.
Con was born on September 16, 1937 in Fairbury, Nebraska to Cecil and Emma Shuck. As the story goes, Con’s father lost his farm in Fairbury during the depression and loaded his family into a Ford coupe with all the possessions they had left and moved to California. There his father got a job that paid him $2.00 per day picking oranges.
About 1945 or so the family moved to an area between Eugene and Springfield called Glenwood. His father bought a Veltex gasoline station. The family lived in the area above the gas station. For the first time there was a flush toilet, but it was downstairs at the station. There was still no bath or shower.
Con enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in November 1954 at the age of 17. After completion of his 1971-72 tour in Okinawa and Viet Nam he was promoted to Master Sergeant in February 1972. He was assigned to the Staff of the Commander Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk Virginia. This tour was a choice Marine Corps tour. Being 1 of 5 Marines on a Navy Staff of 537. Master Sergeant Shuck retired on June 30, 1974.
Master Sergeant Shuck was awarded several personal decorations including: the Air Medal with 27 Strike flight awards, Viet Nam Air Gallantry Cross with Bronze Wings Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal with 6 stars, Marine Corps Expeditionary Ribbon Viet Nam Service, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and Presidential Unit Citation with star Navy Unit Commendation with Star National Defense Service Ribbon.
He married Carol Ann Nelson on November 8, 1968 in Hawaii. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and cherished time spent with his family.
Master Sergeant Shuck was active in the community, his Church and with the Marine Corps. He was an active member of the VFW and the Marine Corps League, and he served as Commandant of Tarrant County Detachment and Sgt. at Arms for the Department of Texas.
He was involved with the formation of the Marine Corps Air Transport association and was elected the first president of that organization in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Max, and sisters: Norma and Bonnie.
He is survived by his wife: Carol Shuck, sons: Brian Shuck and wife Tracey, and Gregory Shuck and wife Amy, grandchildren: Cody, Keelie, Cade, Ashlee, Bradley, and Kaylee, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wiley Funeral Home Chapel in Granbury

Address:

400 Hwy. 377 East
Granbury,TX76048

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Address:

4530 Acton Hwy
Acton,Texas76049

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020

Time: 10:30 am

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

Address:

2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas,Texas75211

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