Richard Allen Shore
July 12, 1952 - July 29, 2022

Richard  “Ric” Allen Shore “, age 70, of Carolina Beach, NC  passed away peacefully on July 12, 2022 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare in Wilmington.  Ric was born July 12, 1952 in Charlotte but raised in Gastonia, NC.  He moved to Carolina Beach in 1986 and worked for 40 years as a Conductor for CSX Railroad.
Ric was probably best known for his hilarious story telling. He knew exactly how to make others laugh and feel happy.  He loved to spend time at the water…..surfing in his younger days, fishing on the South End of Carolina Beach, or just floating in the ocean with only his beautiful, thick white head of hair showing above the surface.  This affectionately earned him the nickname of “Q-Tip”.  He was an avid woodworker and cooked scrumptious BBQ and Roasted Chicken for their yearly July 4th celebration.  His infectious southern accent and charm will always be remembered when he called everyone “Son” or “Babydoll”.  Ric enjoyed watching NHL Hockey and World Series Little League Baseball.  He deeply loved his wife of 46 years, Brenda.  He devoured her delicious home cooked meals and rarely went without his iced tea, bread with loads of butter, followed by some creamy ice cream.  A one of a kind Southern Gentleman, he will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Vee Shore.  He is survived by his wife Brenda of Carolina Beach, his twin sister and husband, Victoria and Mike Stidham of Ponte Vedra, Fl, Niece Meridith McLean and Fiancé Josh Rake of St. Augustine, Fl,  Sister in law and husband Beckie and Gene Lakey of Charlotte, Niece Christa and husband Greg Mobley of Wallace, NC, nephew Chad and wife Kelly Lakey of Advance, NC 2 nephews, 2 great nieces, extended family and friends.
A celebration of life will be planned in the near future.

Memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Dr, Wilmington, NC. 28401. (800-733-1476)


  • Terry Blackburn Posted August 3, 2022 7:59 am

    Brenda, Bess & I are so sorry to learn of Rick’s passing. May God grant you peace and comfort in the coming weeks and months.

  • Danny and Debby Hewett Posted August 3, 2022 9:59 am

    Rick was a long time friend and co-worker for 40 years on the Railroad, always one that I could call on and depend on. Looked forward to the July 4th cook outs and Rick’s humor and hospitality. Will miss his presence and hearing him say “hey son”!!! Rest in peace, my friend, our thoughts and prayers are with Rick’s family.

  • Laurie Nichols Posted August 3, 2022 7:42 pm

    This sweet, sweet man will certainly be missed by many people ! His kindness and great nature was magnetic! Many of his friends ( like me) always knew if we needed anything we could call Brenda and Ric and all would be well 🤩🥰 Ric will live in our hearts forever as one of the hardest working and kindhearted man ever ! Rest In Peace our precious friend, we will take good care our your B 🙏😘😇💕🥰

  • Shelby Infinger Posted August 3, 2022 8:11 pm

    Ric was a true southern gentleman. His laughter and smile always made you feel better! You will forever be missed! Rest In Peace sweet Ric

  • Peggy Lawing Posted August 4, 2022 12:26 pm

    Praying for you Brenda. Love your devotion to Rick during his illness. He is a peace now.

  • jay godfrey Posted August 8, 2022 10:07 am

    To the family, I am saddened by the grief that you are feeling.
    Knowing of God’s embracing love for you, continue to look to him when ” He will wipe all tears from our eyes, death, pain, and suffering will be no more. ” – Revelation 21:3,4
    He says death is an ” enemy that will be brought to nothing. ” – 1 Corinthians 15:26
    How comforting to know that this will be a thing of the past and through Christ Jesus a resurrection for our loved ones.

  • Kerry Bloodworth Posted September 13, 2022 3:54 pm

    Dear Brenda, so sorry to hear of Ric’s passing. He was truly one of the sweetest, kindest people I ever met. Love and prayers for your healing my sweet friend.

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