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Jonathan “John” Pate Shores, 72, of Savannah, Georgia, and husband of Tanya Williams Shores, died Thursday morning, March 31, 2022, at Candler Select Specialty Hospital.

Born in Asheville, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Avery Cornelius Shores, Sr. and the late Dorothy Eleen Lumston Shores. John was a member of Southside Baptist Church where he was a member of the Mike Hill Sunday School Class. He was a United States Army veteran, where he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Sharpshooter M-14 and Expert M-16 badges. John retired from Allstate as a Senior Claims Advisor in 2018. He enjoyed classic cars, camping, and traveling to the mountains. John’s greatest passion was his love for his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Avery Shores and Jack Shores.

Surviving are his wife, Tanya Williams Shores; three sons, Daniel “Dan” Shores and his wife, Deana, John Benjamin “Ben” Shores, and Eric Shores and his wife, Torie; five grandchildren, Hannah Shores, Ian Shores, Jacob Shores, Jillian Shores, and Zach Shores; one brother, Jim Shores and his wife, Tammy, and nieces and nephews including Tracy Shores, Thomas Shores, Christopher Shores, and Trenity Shores.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Monday evening, April 4, 2022, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service, with military honors, will be at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning, April 5, 2022, at Southside Baptist Church conducted by the Reverend Jon Humphreys. Interment will be private.

Remembrances: a charity of the donor’s choice.

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  1. Gail Gordon says:

    My heart hurts for you and the family!! You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers!! Please know that I am here for you my dear friend!!


  2. Susan Donovan says:

    I am so sorry. John was such a wonderful, caring man. I have such happy memories of our times shared. Please know you and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love you! ❤️

  3. Ron Fenters says:

    Remember John as our paths crossed when I was with Geico here in Savannah!

  4. Julie Mayville says:

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your sweet husband. I know you will miss his presence daily. May God wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you.
    With love, Julie

  5. Becki Williams Eisert says:

    I was so sad to hear about his passing! I met him when I was 16, which was in the late 1960’s. I was dating and eventually married Tanya’a brother. Johnny was always so kind, gentle and funny. I enjoyed all of our times as a family. My heart hurts for the Shores family as I know you have lost a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Please feel my love and prayers for you all.

  6. Linda Roach says:

    Our hearts are broken for you and your family as we learn of John’s passing. We had both great respect and admiration for John as we watched him guide and raise the boys up to be young men. His love and devotion to his family always prevailed and he was a great friend to us. He will be missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Linda and Charles

  7. Sheila Griggs says:

    Rest in peace Uncle John, the Lord is holding you now!

  8. Toni Wade Nelson says:

    I retired 3 years before John did. Sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers for the family. I know he will be missed.

  9. Mike Robinson says:

    John was always nice to us when we came to see Jack, and Trenity. We will pray for the family, and our hearts are with you through this hard time!

  10. Cynthia says:

    WELL FAMILY : Uncle Johnny didn’t do what I told him to do and that was to gwas to get better . I know without a doubt we will see him again for God tells his children so .To my aunt Tanya my heart has always been a part of you and uncle Johnny . I can say I will truly miss him …. I love you all very much …. Army all the way ! xoxo

  11. Parham/scarpitti says:

    Deeply saddened ,and sorry he was a amazing
    Person and friend

  12. Flora Daniel says:

    To the Shores Family, John was my work brother & friend – he will be missed by all. He was a wonderful patriarch for his family and he was so proud of each of you! Rest easy, my friend.

  13. Larry Merrill says:

    Classmate of John’s at Erwin High School. John was a super nice guy. My condolences to the family. R.I.P. John Shores!

  14. Sheila Shores Watts says:

    May you all find comfort and peace knowing Johnny is with his Savior. I remember Johnny always had a smile and a kind word for others. He loved being around family and laughing and enjoying life.

    Love to you all.

  15. Mary Ann Shores Moran says:

    To the Shores family. I am sorry to hear about Johnny. I know it has been a rough couple of months. He is sitting in heaven now telling stories with the rest of the family waiting on us. He was such a kind caring man and I will miss him. Sorry I will not be able to come to the service Monday but my thoughts and prayers are with you all.. I love yall

  16. Paula Duckett says:

    I went to High School with John. He was always so very polite and respectful. In recent times I enjoyed his FB posts of the cars and exchanged some laughs over this. I am so sorry for his family.

  17. Brenda K. Hollingshed says:

    I worked with John at Allstate. My condolences to The Shores Family. Praying that God will comfort you.

  18. Jenny Jackson says:

    My heart is hurting. I am so saddened by John’s passing. We worked together. Praying that God will wrap the Shore’s family in his loving arms. John will be greatly missed.

  19. Randy Shores says:

    Sorry to hear Johnny passed away. We had a good visit when he and I were at uncle Charles funeral. Seems like the family is leaving us way too soon. Tanya, our prayers are with you and the family. I’m sorry we can’t be with you and the family at this time. Remember, we love you guys.

  20. Keith Chandler says:

    I worked with John for a number of years. He was truly one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. He will be greatly missed.

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