(ROANOKE) Harry Lee Shanks, 81, of Roanoke passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at his residence.

A Rockmart, Ga., native, Mr. Shanks was born Nov. 11, 1939, the son of Henry L. and Lillie Pearle Boone Shanks. He graduated in 1959 from Lanett High and remained a longtime active member of the Lanett Panther Reunion Family.

While living in Roanoke from 1975-1985, he worked for Liberty National and owned and operated Harry's restaurant in downtown. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church and Handley Quarterback Club. Many lifelong friends remained in his life from these years.

Mr. Shanks worked as a salesman and retired from Piedmont National in Montgomery and was a member of Frazier United Methodist Church, where he continued to grow friendships and memories. Mr. Shanks was a U.S. Army veteran. He played football for Lanett High School and was an avid college football fan. His great love was spending time with family and friends and cruising as much as possible!

Survivors include his brother, Mike Shanks (Kris) of Rockmart; three daughters, Carol Stewart of Valley, Sherri Noles (Danny) of Birmingham and Shannon Hicks (Tommy) of Roanoke; son, Jimmy Stewart of Auburn; seven grandchildren, Joy Stewart, John Owen Stewart, Parker Noles, Chandler Noles, Tyler Noles, Alex Anthony and Aden Anthony; and longtime sister-in-law and friend, Betty Shanks Bond. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Leon Shanks and Donald Shanks.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Fredonia United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Download a form at woundedwarriorproject.org, fill it out and mail to P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.