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Robert Shanken

February 9, 1945 September 18, 2018
Robert Shanken
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Obituary for Robert Shanken

Shanken, Robert (Bob) - age 73, of Knoxville, passed away on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018. Bob was a graduate of Flint Northern Class of 1963. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in South Korea, Kincheloe AFB, Michigan, and Charleston AFB, SC. Bob worked with Shoney’s for over 35 years, in South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina until his retirement in 2013. He was a great man, good husband, father and brother. Bob was a connoisseur of good food and had a vast knowledge of world events. He was a gregarious man who enjoyed meeting up with his friends and traveling until his health held him back. He enjoyed posting in Facebook and keeping up with his family especially his children and grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Julia Smith Shanken, in 2014, and his sister Sandy Hartlieb. He is survived by his wife of 4 years, Billie Gill Shanken; his older son, Jimmy Shanken (Brigitte); daughter Missy Shanken Miller (Mark); and son, Rick Shanken (Tonya). Stepson, John Proffitt; stepdaughter, Jennifer Anderson (Todd). Ten grandchildren, David Righter, Brian Shanken, Jessica Shanken, Michelle Roberts; Chris Routh, Andy Routh; Dakota Slabinski, Courtney Shanken, Abigail Shanken, Sammy Shanken. Six step-grandchildren, Marley Proffitt, Henry Proffitt; Melodie, Tyler, Bradlee, Jayden Anderson. Two dear and close brothers, Steven Shanken of Arizona; and Howard Shanken (Marcia) of Michigan. Many dear nephews, nieces, family and friends will miss him.

A service of Jewish faith to honor Bob will be held 2:00 PM Monday, September 24th in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the U.S. Air Force and the Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard. Serving as pallbearers, Jimmy Shanken, Rick Shanken, Allen Wolfe, Chris Routh, Andy Routh, Dakota Slabinsky and Mark Miller. The family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 PM prior to the service at McGill Click Funerals & Cremations, 1366 Highway 72 N, Loudon.


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Visitation

Monday

24

Sep

12:30 PM 9/24/2018 12:30:00 PM - 1:30 PM 9/24/2018 1:30:00 PM
McGill Click Funerals & Cremations

1366 Highway 72 North
PO Box 301
Loudon, TN 37774

McGill Click Funerals & Cremations
1366 Highway 72 North Loudon 37774 TN
United States

Graveside

Monday

24

Sep

2:00 PM 9/24/2018 2:00:00 PM
Loudon County Memorial Gardens

6505 W. Lee Highway
Lenoir City, TN 37774

Loudon County Memorial Gardens
6505 W. Lee Highway Lenoir City 37774 TN
United States
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