Roger Walker, from Market Drayton, died on October 27.
Mr Walker was a county council leader prior to the change to unitary authority status in 2009. His death was announced by the North Shropshire Constituency Labour Party which expressed sadness over his "sudden" passing.
Constituency secretary Stephen Clifford said: "Sadly he died on October 27. We don't know what had caused his death. He had been in hospital for two weeks before that.
We are very sad to announce the sudden death, in hospital on 27th October, of CLP & North East Branch Chair, Labour Party Merit award holder and former Leader of the County Council, Roger Walker, who will be sadly missed. RIP Roger.— North Shropshire CLP (@NShropshire_CLP) October 28, 2020
"We have been shocked and stunned. He will be terribly missed. A lot of people would have wanted to attend his funeral."
The funeral will be broadcast from Emstrey Crematorium on Thursday, November 19, at 11.30am.