Joe Shanks

Friday, January 24, 2020

LaFORGE, Mo. óJoe Shanks, 90, died Jan. 21, 2020, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Born March 26, 1929, in LaForge, son of the late Welton and Maude Brooks Shanks, he was a veteran of the United States Army and served as a medic during the Korean War.

On Dec. 26, 1954, he married Lee Horner, who survives of the home.

In addition to his wife, survivors include: one son, Shaun Shanks of Farrenburg; two grandchildren, Lindsay Joy Shanks of New Madrid and Natalie Anne Crawford of Steele; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Monday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid with Timmy Farrenburg officiating.

Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery.