He was born June 12, 1927, in Vidette, Ark., the son of Ralph Emerson and Lillie Leann (Worsham) Shrable. He attended schools in Viola, Ark.
Mr. Shrable was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Lexington from Oct. 15, 1945, to July 20, 1946. He received the Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal and American Theater Medal.
He came to Douglas County in 1952 and worked for Hercules Ammunition Plant in DeSoto, where he was a pipe fitter. He retired from that job in 1989. He was the second driver hired to haul concrete for LRM Industries Inc. and worked for them for many years. In the 1950s, he helped build missile bases.
Mr. Shrable was a member of Church of Christ, Baldwin, and American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post 14, Lawrence.
He married Faye Claxton on Aug. 31, 1946, in Viola, Ark. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Suit, Berryville, Ark., and Cheryl Flory, Lawrence; two brothers, Rudolph, Viola, Ark., and Curtis, Salem, Ark.; six sisters, Lucille Boles, Lessie Clay and Jo Sutherland, all of Viola, Ark., Haseltine Pendergrass, Bakersfield, Mo., Joyce Hodges, Elizabeth, Ark., and Betty Kerley, Raytown, Mo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.rumsey-yost.com.