Notable Passing – Former Longtime Boone Shipping Business Owner Passes

The long time owner of a local shipping business passed away on Tuesday in Charlotte. Shirley Kris Trachtenberg, age 75, Sardis Road, Charlotte, a former resident of Boone, passed away Tuesday morning, July 19, 2016, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, according to Hampton Funeral Home.

Born in Colon, Panama, Trachtenberg was the owner of the Sock Stop in Boone for 26 years. The business originally operated near the former Chalet theater for a number of years, before moving to it’s current location on Shadowline Drive.

Funeral services were to be held Wednesday afternoon at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to  follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.