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Lejeune Marine killed in motorcycle wreck to be laid to rest

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:53:53 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 12 2013 05:16:29 PM CST
JACKSONVILLE, ONSLOW COUNTY -

Funeral arrangements have been set for a Camp Lejeune Marine who died in a motorcycle accident.

"He could be remembered for anything -- with his heart and his huge smile," said Perry Shook, the Marine's father.

Sgt. Philip Stephen Shook, 29, of Maysville, passed away on Nov. 9 at New Hanover Medical Center, according to his obituary.

Onslow County emergency officials have released the 911 call of the motorcycle accident Shook was involved in (CLICK HERE to listen). The accident happened off Ramsey Road in Jacksonville.

Visitation is scheduled to be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Jones Funeral Home at 407 Old Hammock Rd. in Swansboro. Funeral Services with full military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home chapel.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Tupelo, Miss.

Shook is survived by his fiancé, son, mother, father, sister, brother, nephew and two nieces, his obituary stated.

Shook had served two tours of duty in Iraq and one in Japan. He had been in the Marine Corps for a decade. His last unit assignment was with the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, Wounded Warrior Regiment at Camp Lejeune.

His father says Shook loved riding motorcycles.

"He felt free, with his face in the wind, like all true bikers," Perry said. "Phillip is with God, and one day, I'll see him again."

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Condolences may be left at jonesfh.org.