Paul Shank

Paul William Shank

Wednesday, August 29th, 1934 - Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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Paul William Shank transitioned into heaven Thursday, November 21, 2019, peacefully at home surrounded by family in New Martinsviile. Paul was born August 29, 1934 in Marshall County. Son of the late Boyd F and Virginia E Shank. Preceded in death by one sister , Naomi, and two brothers, Howard and Sam. Survived by his wife of sixty three years, Gertrude (Liniger), Sister Sue Conner (Clyde), M. Ruth Conner (Paul), Sister Marilyn Carney, brothers David (Donna), James N, four sons Paul W (Bill)(Beth). Jeffery, Rick, ,Mike (Cheryl) eight grand children, two great grand sons and several nieces and nephews.

Paul was a member of Lighthouse community church, veteran of the US Army and Retired from Matlack tank lines.

Special thanks to Journey hospice and all his caregivers.

A memorial service will be held at Lighthouse Community Church in New Martinsville Saturday November 23 at 3 pm with his son Michael officiating. A private grave side service will be held at the convenience of the family.
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    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 3:00pm
    Lighthouse Church
    249 Maple Ave
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    Memorial contributions may be made, in Paul's name, to Lighthouse Community Church, 249 Maple Ave., New Martinsville, WV 26155 or Journey Hospice, 314 S Wells St., Sistersville, WV 26175.


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Teddi Wade

Posted at 03:25pm
My most sincere condolences to Paul's family. I have good memories of Paul and the fire department, one being how Paul would nibble on raw cabbage at the fish fries stating how good the cabbage was. He almost had me believing it. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing.

Debbie Loy

Posted at 10:36am
I was so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was a wonderful man and I always appreciated him. I want to send my love and hugs and say that I am praying for all of you.

Keith Craycraft

Posted at 12:00pm
My sincere condolences, I have many fine memories of Paul as I do of the entire Shank Family! My life has been blessed to have been a part of those memories. May God continue to Bless & be with you now and forever 🙏 Keith Craycraft

Darin Kelly

Posted at 10:49pm
Paul was my dads best friend and a iconic figure of my child hood . It’s nothing short of a blessing to have known him and his family . Gertrude , Bill, Rick , Mike and Jeff have always been just like family . There will never be a generation of men like Paul again . R.I.P you old gear jammer

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum

Posted at 05:12am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Paul William Shank, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
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US Army Veteran, Paul William Shank, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

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