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 Ralph “Abner” Shanks

Ralph “Abner” Shanks

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 14 Sep 2010 (aged 81)
Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 59004186 · View Source
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Ralph "Abner" Shanks, age 81, of Rogersville, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at his residence the result of a tractor accident. He was a member of Bass Chapel Baptist Church. Abner retired from AFG with 20 years of service and he loved farming, his dogs, and was a skilled carpenter. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He will be truly missed by his family and friends. Abner was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Bertha Shanks; brother, Robert Shanks; sister, Ann McCoy; and niece, Teresa Couch. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lois Osborne Shanks, of the home; brother, Jack Shanks and wife, Jean, of Surgoinsville; sisters, Dorothy McCoy and husband, Wayne, of Surgoinsville, and Mary Ferrell and husband, J.C., all of Rogersville; sister-in-law, Wilma Shanks of Surgoinsville; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Family and friends can go by the residence at their convenience and from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2010, at Colboch-Price Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Keith Osborne officiating. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2010, at Highland Cemetery. Honorary pallbearer will be Philip Shanks and active pallbearers will be Jerry Wolford, Dan Osborne, Michael Shanks, Tim Ferrell, Scott McCoy, and Greg Johnson. Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville is honored to be serving the Shanks family.


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  • Created by: Ronny Ferrell
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59004186
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ralph “Abner” Shanks (14 Jul 1929–14 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59004186, citing Highland Cemetery, Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Ronny Ferrell (contributor 46955636) .