November 29, 1979 ~ March 4, 2022

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Jake Shown, 42, of Owensboro, passed away March 4, 2022.  Jake was born November 29, 1979 in Owensboro to John Shown and Cheryl Haynes (Eddie Basham).  A friend to many, Jake worked with the Daviess County Public School Transportation as a bus driver for route 2, where he blessed the lives of many children and students, each morning and afternoon to and from school.

“The Voice of the Track” of Cedar Ridge Speedway, Windy Hollow, Kentucky Motor Speed Way, Golfland Speedway and HRW Raceway Promotions in Sturgis, Kentucky, Jake was an avid racing fan. Whether it was cars or motorcycles, the passion ran, no, raced, deep within him.  When he wasn’t on the track, he was enjoying and appreciating model cars. Jake, also considered a shoe fanatic. He loved spending time with his kids and family. Jake had a true love for his family and including his racing family.

Jake is preceded in death by his grandparents, Delmar and Anna Ruth Shown; adopted grandparents, Clyde and Janet Sharp; uncle, Steve Shown; best friends and racing pals, Clay Davis and Ryan Peters.

He is survived by his wife, Tiffany Shown, and their beautiful children, Ally Shown and Cooper Shown; maternal grandparents, Jim and Joyce Haynes; aunts, Shannon Haynes and Patty Haynes (Billy) Thompson; uncle, Roger (Chris) Haynes; paternal family members include, grandmother, Doris Fenwick; an uncle Joe (Karen) Shown; aunts, Suzanne Shown, Judy Grant, Jane (Mark) Fant and Rob (Wynnie) Shown; a brother-in-law, Eric Young; mother-in-law, Stacy (Marty) Gardner;  numerous cousins, many friends and racing fans who, by their passion for the sport alone, connected Jake and them forever.

Funeral Services for Jake will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 9, 2022 in the Chapel of Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial to follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation for Jake will take place 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, March 8, 2022 and again 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Haley McGinnis.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Friends of Sinners 320 Clay St, Owensboro, KY 42303. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Jake Shown.  Share your messages of condolence with the family of Jake and sign his virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com


Visitation: March 8, 2022 5:00 pm - March 8, 2022 8:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


Room: Chapel

Visitation: March 9, 2022 12:00 pm - March 9, 2022 1:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


Room: Chapel

Funeral: March 9, 2022 1:00 pm - March 9, 2022 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


Room: Chapel

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  1. Rest in heaven you will be dearly missed. From high school to the kid rock bus. Nothing but good times when together.

    • Jake was loved by many. I was lucky enough to know Jake back in our younger days. He lite up everywhere he went.

  2. Rest easy man! We’re all gonna miss you. You was the voice of the race track and the light of the night! #doinit

  3. Rest In Peace Jake, it was a pleasure to know him and work with him. He will be missed dearly

  4. Tiffany, Ally & Cooper, John and Cheryl my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family and amazing friends during this difficult time 🙌🏼 Jake was one of a kind and I was blessed to call him my friend!

  5. You will be truly missed by many. My dear friend I’ll miss you forever. I’ll miss you yelling crazy stuff down the street to me. Rest In Peace!! Race on my dear buddy. 💔prayers for Tiffeny and the kids. 🙏

  6. Jake we will for ever remember your neighborly kindness of a good morning a hi or hello and your many Bible verses we shared and the messages we shared on face book . From our corner to yours Tiffany ,Ally , Cooper we are only a few steps away if you need anything . Jake fly high and watch over us all .

  7. John and Cheryl, I’m thinking of you at this very difficult time, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and the family. Doris Taylor

  8. Love you Jake! Miss you brother! Prayers for your family. You’ll always be someone I talk too. R I P brother. Send me signs sometime that you’re watching, laughing, and smiling!

  9. Always in our heart forever. Rest easy and fly high little brother! Until we meet again.

  10. The Shock family is lost for words at the lose of a very dear friend and race brother. He was the funny person we knew and could always make you smile. He had a kind heart and willing to help in any way he could. Racing will never be the same but will race on for him. We love you Jake and you will always be in hearts.

  11. Prayers & Hugs & love ….🙏🏽 Words can’t express the feeling we all are feeling . My God help the family through this …RIP Jake .

  12. Cheryl
    I send my love and deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. He was very handsome. I know you will be lost. I remember you talking about him when we both worked at the garage. My prayers and love are with you and all the family. ❤️🌹

  13. Tiffany John Cheryl Joyce,…….Jake was always Such a Sweet Kid and the Light of my Uncle Clyde and Aunt Jan’s Life! You were always my Family and will never be forgotten so when you’re not Racing up there I bet you and Papaw Clyde might get a little Fishing in like you use to. You were Loved more than you Ever Knew. Prayers to you all….

  14. William and Kimberly McDaniel we send many prayers for Tiffany and the family. We were neighbors for years. We thought a lot of Jake and your family. Sending prayers for you 🙏

  15. Tiffany, Ally, Coop and John. So much love, thoughts and prayers for you all. I am so sorry for your loss. Jake will be missed.

  16. So sorry for your loss. He was such a great friend to Billy. John…I am sorry you are having to deal with this..you know I truly understand. Prayers for peace.

  17. Jake I will be lost with out you my friend I go bye the garage waiting for you to wave me down!! R.I.P. Jake Shown love you brother you won’t be forgotten you will live in many hearts!!👼🙏❤️

  18. John and family, so very sorry for your loss of Jake. He was a sweet guy with a big heart like his dad. May our God wrap his arms around each family member and give you comfort and love as only he can. I know it’s hard to loose our loved ones. You will all be in my prayers. God bless each of you.

  19. You always had something to make anyone laugh and your wife carried on that tradition tonight for you ! I know youd be proud ! You will be missed dearly if you could’ve just seen the thousands of lives you touched Jake !!! Your memory will live thru all these people and through your children ! I hope you save a spot for all of us at the table in heaven ….we will miss you !

  20. Jake made his mark on O’boro in his short time here on earth. Many knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed by all.

    Raised with my children and their mates, Jake was like a family member to me and though I lived hundreds of miles away, I thought of and prayed for Jake often. I really liked him and his sense of humor. Always making the mood “lighter”. You’re going to be missed by “me”!

    Tiffany, Ally & Cooper, John and Chery May the good Lord above comfort you all now and forever as you think of Jake. ~ Brother Jim

  21. Many prayers, Jake was an incredible person! My heart goes out to.his wife, children, family and friends ❤️

  22. Rest easy mudder fudder, you were always a friend even when we didn’t talk, we had an understanding.

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