Artie G. “Bo” Shankle
Submitted by News Staff on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:50pm
Artie G. “Bo” Shankle, 57, of Silsbee passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family on Sunday, June 29, 2014. He fought a courageous battle with cancer but God decided to take him out of his sickness and call him home. He spent all of his life in Silsbee where he graduated from Silsbee High School and became well known for his athletic abilities. He went on to McNeese State University on a football scholarship and from there, to play professionally for the San Diego Chargers. He was later inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005 at McNeese State University and Silsbee High School Wall of Fame in October 2013. He was a loving husband to Shirley Shankle for 33 years, the proud father to 11 kids, and grandfather of 33 grandkids, as well as 6 great-grandkids. He will be greatly missed by all that know him. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5 at First Baptist Church located at 350 Highway 96 South in Silsbee under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home, also in Silsbee.
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