Roger Lynn Shirks, age 66 of St. Charles, VA was born December 25, 1955 in Pennington Gap VA and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Kingsport, TN. Roger was a disabled coalminer, devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather, son, brother, and soon to be great grandfather. He was of the Pentecostal faith and was a member of Greater Outreach Church of God. Roger was an avid gun and knife collector. He spent many years sitting up at Tazewell flea market. He loved looking for the next deal and trading with his buddies. Family was his life and he loved spending time with his boys and grandkids.
He is preceded in death by his mother Betty Shirks, one sister Faye Carson, one brother Billy Shirks, and grandparents Frank and Mamie Shirks and Nobe and Edith Middleton.Roger is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Judy Shirks of the home. Three sons; Shawn Shirks and wife Karen of Keokee, VA, Kevin Shirks of the home, Eric Shirks and wife Brittany of St. Charles, VA, five grandchildren Kayden, Isaiah, Skyler, Braelynn and Gavin Shirks, soon to be great-grandson Daxton, god-grandson Cameron Garrett and god-granddaughters Chelsea Garrett and Celsey Mooneyhan. He is also survived by his father Billy Ray “Bill” Shirks of Blackwater, VA, two brothers Michael Shirks of Blackwater, VA, Keith and wife, Deloris of Morristown, TN, four sisters Glenda Pennington and husband Rick of Blackwater, VA, Patricia “Teresa” Moore and husband, Robert of Rose Hill, VA, Jackie Woodard and husband, Pete of Jonesville, VA and Mary Wilder of Jonesville, VA, many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles other family and friends.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 9:00 PM Friday, July 29, 2022 at Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, VA. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Province Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Collins and Pastor Roy Webb officiating. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, VA. Memorials and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.provincefunerlhome.com We are located at 42098 East Morgan Ave. Pennington Gap, VA 24277. Phone 276-546-2456. Province Funeral Homes are honored to be serving the family of Roger Lynn Shirks.