Christopher Lynn “Chris” Shanks, 28, of the Pleasant Hill Community, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Chris had the sweetest personality and possessed a smile that could light up an entire room. His laugh was as contagious as it comes, and to know him was simply a blessing. Alongside the love he had for his wife and children, he was widely known for his love and passion for drifting “Ole Red”, which was one of the many talents he had. He was such an amazing father, husband, son, and brother. He was also a remarkable friend to so many.\n \nHe is survived by his wife: Kristene Shanks; 3 children: Dane Rylen (10), Scarlett Marie (3), and Shelby Grace (1) Shanks. Father: Tommy Shanks; mother: Amy Shanks; best friend and brother: Sean Shanks; grandmothers: Lynda Shanks, Linda Shell; aunt: Christy Shanks, and cousins: Josh and Jacob Cutshaw, Gavin and Chase G’Fellers, and Matthew Lawing; special friends are but not limited to: Brandon Reaves, Trey Callahan, Brie Furchess, Allison Nunley, Travis, Barbara Gail Shelton, Bobbie McNeely, and Melissa "Emmie" Lanzasame\n \nHe was preceded in death by his grandfathers: Jimmy Shanks, Roy Shell.\n \nThe family will receive friends on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 12-2PM and 4-6PM at Jeffers Funeral Chapel in Afton. The Memorial Service will follow at 6PM in the Chapel with the Rev. Rusty Shanks officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Cemetery following the Memorial Service.\n \nPallbearer will be Sean Shanks.\n \n \nTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of \nChristopher "Chris" Lynn Shanks, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.