Bernard Kelly Shankle
April 1, 1928 - February 26, 2011
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Bernard Shankle – Virginia Beach Retired Master Chief Bernard Shankle, 82, passed away peacefully at home February 26, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his wife, Olga, and sons Jeffery and Terrance. He is survived by his son Bruce; daughter Janell; and grandson Matthew. He proudly served in the Navy…

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David Dixon left a message on March 3, 2011:
Bernie, I learned a lot from you in life. You were one of a kind, a very special man, and I will miss you very much. I will especially miss our golf matches together, chipping and grilling out in the backyard, stopping at 7-Eleven for your cup of coffee before heading to the golf course, watching your straight drives down the middle of the fairway, and watching you tinker with your already perfect swing. Even in older age, I could never get the best of you on the course - and that's okay. It was a honor and privilege to know you. Thank you for all that you did for me in the years that I knew you. You will always be remembered fondly and with the utmost respect. Enjoy the lush, green fairways and smooth putting greens in the clear, blue skies and warm, sunny days of heaven. I know you are shooting under par now :- Love, Dave
Lefty Barba left a message on March 4, 2011:
My heartfelt condolences to all in the family. I'll never forget the days of Bernie, Bruce and Terry playing golf together and playing in the Father/ son events at Eagle Haven. Bernie was a class act, a true golfer that was a real competitor and always played by the book. I always enjoyed listening to Bernie's golf tales.
Matthew Shankle left a message on March 4, 2011:
I have many great memories of my grandfather; I will hold them close to my heart. My grandfather and dad tried countless times to teach me the game of golf. I never learned how to play. I remember walking 18 holes with them. He made me laugh numerous times and shared stories from his naval career. They definitely broke the mold when they made this brilliant man. I will love and miss my grandfather forever. I will always cherish the time I spent with him. My Dad and grandfather are together playing 18 holes of golf in heaven. My grandfather is winning of course. I love you grandpa.
Bob and C.R. Halman left a message on March 4, 2011:
To Bernie and his family, For my father, Bob and myself, I say we are so sorry for Bernie's passing. Navy families are made up of "Good" people and he was "Good" people. Bernie was a Man's man, a true sailor. My father and I played golf with Bernie many times. Terry and Bernie teamed with my father and I, at Eagle Haven, for the father/son tournament more than once. These memories are everlasting and precious. My father is recovery from surgery at this time and asked that I honor his friend, and I do so gladly. He was my friend as well. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Dale Arrogante lamb left a message on March 4, 2011:
Shankle I can't say I ever played golf with you but I heard many stories about it from you. But I did enjoy many lunches with you in the Virginia Beach Schools lunch room, You were the only person I knew who could talk ninety miles a minute and never miss a bite of your food, Janell, Terry, Matt and Dianna praying God will hold you all tenderly and keep you all close to His heart in this time of sadness. Dale Arrogante lamb
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Yvonne & James Hamilton left a message on March 4, 2011:
To the family, So sorry to hear of Shankle passing,, I know you all will miss him bad, He was a lony time friend Jeneel if you need anything please let us know, Your mom was a dear friend also,God Bless you and the family,,,,
Dianna Shankle left a message on March 7, 2011:
I will always love and miss Bernie every day. Memories of him will forever be close to my heart. Bernie will always be an important part of my life. I know Terry and Bernie are together in heaven. I love you, Dianna Shankle
Cremation Society of Virginia left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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