Ralph Edwin Shank, Jr., 73, of Martinsville, Va. passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. He was born October 26, 1948, in Roanoke Va. to Ralph Edwin Shank, Sr. and Jean Fishburn Shank. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Walker Edwin Shank.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sandra Matherly Shank; son, Taylor Carroll Shank; Brother, Randall Shank (Dawn); Sisters, Susan Shank Clement (Chuck) and Ann Shank Hankins (Stephen); many nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.
Mr. Shank worked for the IRS and later worked at Tultex for 20 years. He later retired from the VF Corporation with 17 years of service as the Director of Global Risk Management. It was a job he loved and one that required him to travel extensively to other countries.
Ralph loved going to the beach, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church of Martinsville where he served as a deacon, elder and treasurer of the session.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church of Martinsville and will be officiated by Minister Dr. Dwight Christinbury.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Rooster-Walk Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 601, Martinsville, Va. 24112; American Heart Association, 3140 Chaparral Drive, Suite #106, Roanoke VA 24018, or the Dan River Basin Association, 413 Church Street, Suite 401, Eden, NC 27288.
Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA
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