Edgar DeWitt Shanks III, 63, of Marietta passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013 following a lengthy illness. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church in Marietta with The Rev. Daron Vroon officiating. Interment will be in Roberts Family Cemetery in Ball Ground, GA. Ed was the first son born to Edgar DeWitt Shanks M.D. and Bizzell Roberts Shanks. The family resided in Atlanta, GA until 1960 when they moved to Marietta, GA. Ed attended Marietta City Schools and is a graduate of Marietta High School, class of 1968. He further attended Abraham Baldwin College and Georgia Southern College. Ed was a natural athlete, outstanding wrestler and avid sportsman. He fulfilled his military obligation in the United States Naval Reserves. Ed was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Marietta. Ed was preceded in death by his father, Edgar DeWitt Shanks Jr. M.D. Survivors include his mother, Bizzell Roberts Shanks and brothers, Richard Thomas Shanks and Stephen Roberts Shanks. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church St., Marietta, GA and/or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, 760 Pollard Blvd. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30315. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. 770-428-1511.
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