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Dennis Franklin Shock

November 13, 1947 ~ August 30, 2020 (age 72)

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Dennis Franklin Shock passed away August 30, 2020. He was born November 13, 1947 to Murle F. & Charlotte R. Shock in Ogden, Utah.

Dennis graduated from Ben Lomond High School, lettering in both wrestling and football, carrying a 4.0 average. Following graduation, he enlisted into the United States Air Force serving as a Geodetic Survey Specialist.

After completing his tour of duty, he returned to Ogden enrolling at Weber State University. He graduated as 1 of 61 total students who received a 4.0 grade average in a class of 2,006 peers.  He received his degree in computer programming.

Dennis went on to retire from Utah Power and Light, afterwards working as an independent contractor, programming computers for numerous organizations.

During his time in the Air Force, Dennis found a passion for powerlifting which continued throughout his life. He has received and currently holds many state, national, and world powerlifting records. He also served as an official for many competitions. His friends say – not only he was a champion powerlifter, but a great friend.

On Friday and Saturday nights you could always find him out dancing.

Dennis took great love and pride in his only daughter Charlene, grandchildren: Stephn, Tyler, and Breann, and great-granddaughter Taylynn.  

In addition to his family, Dennis found great joy in his dog, Dax. Dax was more than just a pet; he was a sidekick and Dennis’ best friend. Dax had passed away following Dennis, staying by his side for eternity.

Dennis has been a member of the LDS Eastwood Ward. For the past 9 years, he has served as the official ward greeter, where he took great pride in his service, making sure every member – especially the children received a program. 

Surviving are his daughter, Charlene C (Ward) Hill, her husband, Jason R Hill, his sister Joann Shock brothers Kim David Shock, and Roger Shock. 3 grandchildren: Stephn J M Shock, Tyler R. Ward, Breann R. Ward, a step granddaughter Randi R. Ward, one great grandchild Taylynn P. Madsen, nephews Neil J. Shock, Arron Shock and Kirk Shock and niece Kristy Millaway.

Preceded in death by his father and mother, Murle F. Shock and Charlotte R. Mentzen Shock, brothers Neil J. Shock and Thomas G. Shock.

Special thanks to "Tractor" for all of his support.

Celebration of life will be at 5855 Skyline Dr. Ogden, UT 84403 on Tuesday, September 15th from 6:00 -8:00 PM.   Please note due to State regulations masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

Arrangements entrusted to Myers Ogden Mortuary.

To send flowers to Dennis' family, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
September 15, 2020

6:00 PM
Weber Stake Center
5855 Skyline Drive
Ogden, UT 84403

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