Heather Foreman sent along the following:
For Immediate Release:
Memorial Service Set For Bob Shamrock
January 15th, 2010 – A memorial service for Bob Shamrock, the father of legendary MMA fighters Ken Shamrock and younger brother Frank Shamrock has been planned for 2pm Monday, January 18th at Calvary Baptist Church, 995 Paiute Lane in Susanville, CA 96130. A reception will follow at the same location – his family has announced.
Bob Shamrock died Thursday, Jan 14thth at age 68 due to health complications with Diabetes at the home of his eldest son Ken Shamrock surrounded by friends and family. Bob will be remembered most for opening up his home in Susanville, CA to literally hundreds of troubled kids. The Shamrock Boys Home was the beginning of life changing events for both Ken & Frank Shamrock who were both eventually adopted by Bob and introduced to competitive sports and eventually MMA.
“Everyone that came in contact with my dad – you could tell he made a difference in their life. I’ve never seen anyone have that much success with kids. I know he’s with the Lord, but I’ll miss him and I’m forever thankful.” Ken Shamrock