Ray Eugene "Radical Ray" Shanks

Died: Wed., Sep. 5, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 07, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Sep. 08, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Ray Eugene “Radical Ray” Shanks, 54, Kokomo, passed away at 3:33 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at St. Vincent Kokomo. He was born June 6, 1964 in Kokomo to James and Brenda (Waggle) Shanks. He was raised by his mother and step-father, Johnny Chadwick. On September 4, 2006 he married Jacqueline Jones, who survives.

Ray worked at the Chrysler Casting Plant at the time of his death, serving 33 years.

Ray was a proud Golden Gloves Boxer who loved racing and enjoyed building and racing stock-cars. He will be remembered as loyal and generous as he was always helping others and putting them before himself. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his parents, James Shanks and Brenda (Johnny) Chadwick; wife, Jacqueline Shanks; children, Shauna Shanks and Julian Shanks; step-children, Larry Loyd and Charles Loyd; grandchildren, Lola, Draven, Cameron, Ethan, Joey, Jocelyn, and Treydon; sisters, Denise (Wayne) Byars and Renee (Bobby) Peak; brother, Matt Shanks; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brandi Walker and brother, L J Chadwick.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Bethann Clover
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss !! Ray was a great guy ! I knew him from years ago. I haven't seen him in a few years, but he would always have a big smile when we would run into each other.
Rest in Heaven Ray . You will be missed by many. Bethann (Hoover)(Brown)Clover.

A. Marie Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
There are few experiences more difficult than losing a loved one in death; no doubt Mr. Shanks will be sadly missed. May you find comfort in knowing sickness nor death were God’s purpose for mankind and his purpose has not changed! His words are clear, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4)
Further, Jesus guaranteed the coming resurrection (John 5:21, 28, 29), he performed resurrections and was himself resurrected by his Father. All resurrections took place on earth, giving us a glimpse of what is to come.... seeing our loved ones again! (Acts 24:15)
Until his promises are fulfilled, may Jehovah God continue to bless & comfort you now and in the days ahead....