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George R. Shanks

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George Shanks, voracious reader and renowned baritone, died June 13, 2018. He was a retired Machinist from Fischer Specialty Manufacturing and lifelong member of First Twelve Mile Baptist Church. An inscrutable man, those who thought they knew him, didn’t. Those who did know him, wished they knew him better. He was a lover of plants, animals and the occasional person. He is loved and missed by his wife, Frankie Avon (nee Painter); his children, Wyatt Ray and daughter-in-law Maria, Wendy Renee, Wayde Ryan and daughter-in-law Glenna C. Herald; his grandchildren, Travis and Laura Shanks, Kelly (nee Shanks) and Andy Hart, and Chris and Denise Shanks; and eight great-grandchildren. Services are at the convenience of the family. No visitation. Memorials are suggested to First Twelve Mile Baptist Church, 3288 Oneonta Rd. California, KY 41007. Alexandria Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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