Obit: Gilbert Shankles

Obit: Gilbert Shankles

October 8th, 2017 in Obituaries
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JASPER — Gilbert “Raye” Shankles, 65, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. He was a deacon and trustee at First Baptist Church, Jasper. Raye was a retired firefighter for the City of Chattanooga. He was an avid golfer, Alabama football fan and enjoyed riding his tractor. Raye was a family man and loved his grandchildren more than anything. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald P. and Betty Gilbert Shankles; sister, Jo Renette Shankles Blair. He is survived by his wife, Susan Drew Shankles; children, Ashley Shankles (Josh Johnson) and Andrew (Rachel) Shankles; grandchildren, Anna and Luke Shankles; brother, Ronald (Jean) Shankles and several nieces and nephews. A visitation was held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, with the service following at 2:30 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel with Rev. Greg Steele officiating. Interment: Hamilton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, send contributions to First Baptist Church , Jasper Music Ministry, 108 W. 3rd Street, Jasper, TN 37347. Arrangements are held by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com