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 - , Sec. I Dsbbock, (Tex.) Shook Funeral Is Set...
, Sec. I Dsbbock, (Tex.) Shook Funeral Is Set Today Episcopal services were to be read here at 3 o'clock this afternoon for Raymond Shook^e, Lubbock business man who was founa shot to death early Thursday ih his automobile on the Garden City highway 24 miles southeast of Midland. . . Investigation was being intensified in efforts to piece together a ; chain of evidence that might disclose details of the shooting and establish who was responsible for it Bulltt Through Body Midland and Glasscock county officers, assisted by Tom Green and Martin county officials' and state and Midland city police, announced a murder theory soon after the body was found about 6 a. m. Thursday by an anonymous person who telephoned a Midland funeral home of his discovery but hung up after declining to give his name. One shot went completely through the body, collapsing the Continuing sifting of clues established, according to this morning's announcements, that robbery »e«ms to be the most generally accepted motive for the slaying, even though it was learned that Shook reputedly had only $76 on the eve of his death. Scute* Slid Reliable San Angolo officials said the source of their information was "reliable," that it came from reputable business men there. Shook, they said, left his hotel room about 2 a. m. Thursday, checked out, bought two gallons of gasoline which filled his fuel tank, and drove out of San Angelo alone, toward Midland. At Sterling City, he again bought easoline. It cost only 86 cents to refill the fuel tank. Then, after he had driven away, about 3 a. m., another man, about 27, who was in the station fc.i coffee, left the station in a light blue 1946 Plymouth five-passenger coupe in which a woman and a child were occupants. Strricti Sit Todiy Funeral services for Shook, who resided with his family at 3217 Twentieth street will be conducted at St. Paul's Episcopal church with •Rev. Claude E. Canterbury, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plain-view cemetery where both his parents are buried. •Pallbearers will be Eddie Henricksen, Leo Nunn, L. D. Nunn, Ed Pratt, Ervin Johnson, and Jerry Fulton, all associated with Shook Tire company, in which Shouk had an interest with Fulton. Alter Shook left, the other man talked briefly with the cafe attendant and when Shook drove away the man also abruptly left the cale in apparent pursuit of Shook. Officers are seeking that man, •who also told the attendant' that he might go to Odessa and then on to Colorado. The license number of the Plymouth was not Jfcnown. * Officers said that he could have istopped along the road to .sleep, Mince the car was about two feet •"off the highway and the parking Jjifchts turned on. The ignition tswitch was also turned en, they said, and the vehicle headed toward Midland. More than twenty officers isearched the scene of the tragedy yesterday and hundreds of yards in all directions, but found no murder weapon or other significant clues. Hohbtry Seen Ai Moiir* Snook's billfold had been taken. and his left pocket turned inside out His watch was not missinp, but officers said they believed robbery may have been the motive for the shooting. -Shock's clothing had been sent to experts at Austin last night for examination for gun powder marks and other evidence, according to Sheriff <Ed Darnell of Midland. A considerable amount of blood was found on his clothing but very little in the car, it was reported. Survivors are the widow; two children, Sandra, 14, and Ray Mll- bv, 16; three sisters, .Mrs. J. M. Wells of Lubbock, Mrs. M. M. Herring ot Dallas, Mrs. W. J. Patton of Clovis, N. M.; two other brothers, C. A. Shook of Plainview and O. B. Shook of Ruidoso, N. M., and a half-brother, R. A. Tims ot Waco.

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  1. Lubbock Evening Journal,
  2. 14 May 1948, Fri,
  3. Page 10

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