Bobby Joe Shanks 84, of Calhoun, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Bobby Joe Shanks was born April 15, 1935 in McLean County, Kentucky to the late Rufus and Estill Miller Shanks and was married to the former Joann Gloria Glunz. He retired as a coal miner after 20 years of service and was a member of Calhoun Baptist Church. Bob was known for his entrepreneurial ways with multiple business endeavors including the former Green River Florist in Calhoun, the Lighthouse Restaurant in Calhoun, and the always wheeling and dealing of campers, boats, tractors and vehicles. He loved spending time with his family, boating, fishing and camping. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Joann G. Shanks; by a daughter, Cindy Shanks West; and by a sister, Helen Hicklin.
Survivors include a son, Robert “Bobby” Shanks (Andrea Riggs) of Calhoun; five grandchildren, Justin West (Magan), Travis West both of Louisville, Allison Choate (Jared) of Princeton, Kelsie Thomas (Trevor) of Island, and Candace Shanks (Steven Humphrey) of Livermore; 5 great grandchildren; a special friend, Betty Young of Calhoun; a brother, David Shanks (Mary) of Madisonville; two sisters, Shirley Reynolds of Sacramento and Anna Jean Todd of Hopkins County; several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel with Dr. Richard Sams officiating. Burial will be in the Brier Creek Cemetery in Muhlenberg County. Friends may visit with Bob’s family from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday and from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at Musters in Calhoun.
The Bobby Joe Shanks family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Calhoun Baptist Food Pantry; P.O. Box 283; Calhoun, Kentucky 42327. Memorial contribution envelopes will be available at Musters in Calhoun.
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Calhoun Baptist Food Pantry
P.O. Box 283, Calhoun KY 42327