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Thomas Daniel Shank, age 79

Thomas Daniel Shank, 79, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on July 23, 2019.  He was born in South Bend, Indiana on September 18, 1939 to the late Carey Palmer Shank and Sarah Margarite Sippy-Shank.

Thomas was employed by the City of South Bend and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his wife Diana Lynn Hoffman-Shank, his siblings Harold D. Shank, Betty L. Shank, John W. Shank, Leona R. Shank, Mary E. Shank, Charles A. Shank, Eleanor E. Shank, and James A. Shank.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories his step-children Julie Holford (Steven) and Jon Abplanalp; his siblings Clara Bell Shank, Phillis J. Shank, Patricia A. Shank, Carrie J. Shank, and Riehard D. Shank; as well as many friends and relatives.

He will be laid to rest at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, Indiana.  A service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400


  • Brenda Myers- Intrepid Home Health Posted July 25, 2019 7:54 PM

    So saddened to see Mr. Shank’s obituary in the paper today but glad that he’s not suffering anymore. I’m very proud to had been a part in his care. He and I shared some wonderful laughs while talking and watching tv together. R.I,P. my friend!

  • Sandra Bradley ( Northcutt) Posted July 26, 2019 2:49 PM

    Uncle Tom you are going to be missed. Thank you for helping grandma raising me. Keep smiling down on us till we meet again. LOVE Sandy.

  • Myron Ward Jr Posted July 26, 2019 7:22 PM

    This is Myron Ward Jr. Son of Mary Ann Northcutt(Ward) Phyllis’ Shank Northcutt’s daughter. I remember Uncle Tommy for the cases if RC COLA that he had to repeatedly tell us as kids to stay away from. Lol I always admired Uncle Tom for his stature and charisma. He was a really good man in my eyes. Just like family we all loved him regardless.. My you rest in peace Uncle Tom…. We’ll miss you.

  • Verne and Angela Roys Posted July 27, 2019 9:28 AM

    Our love and prayers go out to your family during this time. Rest In Peace Tom.

  • Carrie J. Shank Posted July 28, 2019 6:01 PM

    Love you and will miss you………
    Your Baby Sister

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