William A. "Bill" Lock

Monday, June 1, 2015

William A. "Bill" Lock, 70, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at home.

He was born Nov. 24, 1944, in El Dorado, Kan., the son of the late George W. and Alice L. (Thompson) Lock. On June 29, 1968, in Newton, Kan., he was united in marriage to Joella Scott who survives.

Additional survivors include: two daughters, Melanie Lock, of Shell Knob, and Annora Lock, of Kimberling City; and one brother Robert 'Bob' Lock, of Shell Knob.

He graduated from Newton High School in 1963. He then studied at El Dorado Junior College in El Dorado, Kan. He was a partner in Century Clothing in Newton. He moved his family to Shell Knob in 1977. He and his wife, Joella, owned and operated a clothing store in Shell Knob and were co-creators of The Knob Rock Rattler and was an active member of the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Shell Knob Shrine Club and Abou Ben Adhem Temple in Springfield. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Shriners Hospital for Children of Mexico City, Mexico.

He was a member of the Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob.

A memorial service with Masonic Rites was held Thursday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Rev. Teressa Clyde conducted the services.

Contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or The American Cancer Society in his memory.

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Shell Knob, Missouri