The passing of Dr. George Shore has deeply touched our church family and our extended Christian family across the State of North Carolina and in wider circles of Baptist life in the USA and abroad. Quietly and peacefully our beloved brother finished the race and went home to be with the Lord on Friday afternoon November 15, at Rex Rehab in Apex after an extended period of declining health.
George loved Crabtree Valley Baptist Church. He was a Churchman from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet and there was no place where he found more joy than at 4408 Lead Mine Road. If he missed a service, he was either away on vacation, visiting or preaching in another congregation or sick and physically unable to attend. His love for the Lord and this church was so great that he was often present when he should have been home because he was not well.
At least on two occasions George served as interim pastor of CVBC. Credit him with keeping this church alive in difficult times. As Chairperson of our Properties Committee for many years, he knew almost everything that one would need to know about our church building and who to call to fix any problem that arose.
George was a “Good Man,” a devout Christian, friend, mentor, adviser, sounding board and prayer warrior to our church family and to me as his pastor. He was “my Pastor”, No Pastor could have a better counselor, prayer partner, encourager, and friend than I have had in George Shore. Our spirits were lifted by his presence. Our lives were enriched by his teaching and preaching and by his love and compassion. Our church is stronger because of his wisdom and guidance. For his long, fruitful life, we give God the praise and glory. We are comforted knowing that he is with the Lord and more than likely singing praises to God in the Heavenly Choir.
The Church Family and friends are cordially invited to the family visitation at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh from 4 – 6pm Tuesday, November 19. A celebration of George’s life will be held Wednesday at 1pm in our sanctuary with burial in Raleigh Memorial Park and a visitation-reception at Mitchell
Funeral Home following a graveside service. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/raleigh-nc/george-shore-8928506
Our love and prayers are extended to the Shore Family.
In His Love,