Eugene Paul "Jiggs" Shank, 89

September 14, 2010

OCT. 4, 1920-SEPT. 12, 2010

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Eugene Paul "Jiggs" Shank, 89, of 20009 Rosebank Way A-234, Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Williamsport, Md., died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at his home.

He was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Williamsport, Md., to the late McKinley Hobart and Lelia Jane Myers Shank.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Elizabeth "Bussard" Shank, in 2004.

He was employed as a correctional officer with MCI and MCTC until retiring in 1983.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII.

He was a member of Evangel Baptist Church, Hagerstown, Md.

Survivors include daughter, Judy Lee Gaylor and her late husband Fred of Hagerstown, Md.; son, Dennis Wayne Shank and his wife Nancy Mackley of Hagerstown, Md.; grandchildren, Dwayne Gaylor, Denise Eshleman, Douglas Gaylor, Dale Gaylor, David Gaylor, Daniel Gaylor, Tara Meyer and Melanie Bender; great-grandchildren, Heather Speer, Sarah Eshleman, Elisabeth Eshleman, Uriah Eshleman, Josiah Eshleman, Nicole Gaylor, Brooke Gaylor, Jessica Gaylor, Hannah Gaylor, Nathaniel Gaylor, Clint Gaylor, Amy Gaylor, Chloe Gaylor, Zoe Bender, Collin Bender, Connor Meyer, Isaac Gaylor and Xander Meyer; great-great-grandson, Asa Paul Speer; and many nieces and nephews.


He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be at Evangel Baptist Church, Hagerstown, Md., on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. with Chaplain Steve Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport, Md. Military graveside services will be provided by AMVETS Post 10 and Marine Corps League of Hagerstown, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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