TJ Shanks

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tyrell "TJ" Joseph Shanks, 34, of Galena, passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.

He was born March 2, 1982 in Fairbanks, Alaska, the son of Herman and Elizabeth (Lapore) Shanks. He was married on June 19, 2013, to Denise L. (Stringer) Shanks at Wilmington, Del.

Survivors include: his mother, Elizabeth Shanks of Elkton, Md.; wife, Denise, of Galena; two daughters, Kirsten DeShields and her husband of Newark, Del., and Samantha Santos, of Newark, Del.; three brothers, Jason Lapore, of Newark, Del., Daniel Lapore, of Newark, Del., and Travis Shanks, of Fairbanks, Alaska; five sisters, Jennifer Shulgin, Newark, Del., Stefanie Hollinshead. of Wilmington, Del., Megan Wright, of Newark, Del., Katrine Lapore, of Elkton, Md., Ashlee Shanks, of Fairbanks, Alaska; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father.

He received his GED in Maryland. He moved here a year ago from Newark, Delaware and worked road construction for Blevins Asphalt.

Services were held Saturday at Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob.

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