Bobby “Gene” Shanks SR 79 of Mt. Sterling passed away Thursday, February 17, 2022 at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Mt. Sterling. He was born April 18, 1942 in Lexington to Ebb and Mary “Polly” Shanks. Gene was a devoted husband to his wife Ruby for the 50 years they were married. They had 7 children, 28 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 2 great – great grandchildren. He loved going to church, playing his guitar and spending time with his family. He was a landscaper by trade. He will be dearly missed by all of those who were blessed to know him. He is survived by three sons Bobby Shanks Jr (Brenda), Paul Shanks (Deborah), Asa Shanks (Carolyn), four daughters Polly “Diana” Meador (Robert), Jacquelyn Young (Michael), Denise Meador (Robert), and Beverly Osborne (Raymond), four brothers Ebb Shanks JR, Louis Shanks, Fred Shanks and James Shanks. He was preceded in death by his parents Ebb SR and Mary “Polly” Shanks, his wife Ruby Shanks, three sisters Jesse Tatum, Sarah Jones and Dora Shanks. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Clay City with Bro. Michael Young officiating. Friends may visit Tuesday from 11 AM till time of the service. Burial will be in the Machpelah Cemetery in Mt. Sterling. Grayson Funeral Home Clay City is in charge.
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