Edward Charles ShankAugust 18, 1938 ~ December 18, 2017 (age 79)
Edward Charles Shank entered fully into the presence of his Savior on Monday, December 18th. He was loved by so many and will be missed.
Ed was born in Homer City, Pennsylvania on August 18, 1938 to his parents, Wilbur and Floy Shank along with 3 brothers, Jay, Dean, and Dale and 2 sisters, Karen Townsend (Richard) and Carol Rodriguez (Al).
He grew up in this coal mining community until he joined the Navy in 1958. After living in Norfolk, VA he was transferred to Norman, OK. It was during this time that he met his wife, Patricia and they were married in January 1961. He retired from the FAA in 1984, and then worked as a consultant until his full retirement in 1998.
He spent 22 years officiating High School sports in Oklahoma, having the privilege of officiating State Championship games in both class 4A and 5A. He and his wife had 3 children and 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Moore and enjoyed serving others. Ed was an Ambassador with Havenbrook Funeral Home and Moore Funeral and Cremation. He was an avid golfer and loved by many. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family who are in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. His greatest fulfillment came from serving his Lord and caring for his family, and he loved being a husband, father, and grandpa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Jay and Dean. Left to honor Ed and remember his love are his wife Patricia, daughter Sharon Griffin (Greg) of Missouri, daughter Sonya Masters of New Jersey, daughter Stacy Underwood (Todd) of Missouri, and 6 grandchildren: Kayla House (Keith), Kyle Griffin (Tara), Tyler Underwood (Kallie), Troy Underwood (Kaelynn), Marisa Masters, Christian Masters and six great grandchildren.