Mr. Shannon died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.
Born Jan. 14, 1921, in Homer, he was the son of the late Melvin Fletcher and Mary Gillespie Shannon.
He was a member of Cornelia United Methodist Church. Mr. Shannon was a United States Navy veteran, having proudly served his country during World War II. He served in the Pacific on the USS Winged Arrow (AP – 170). Mr. Shannon was a life member of the Grant Reeves Post No. 7720. He was a retired construction superintendent for J.M. Beason Company with 15 years of service.
Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Selma G. Shannon of Alto; sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Claudia Shannon of Marietta, and Tony and Paula Shannon of Lilburn; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Christopher and Emily Shannon of Dahlonega;
grandson, Sean Shannon of Marietta; sister, Louise Shannon of Homer; and brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Catheryn Shannon of College Park.
The family is receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to: Cornelia United Methodist Church, 275 Wyly St., Cornelia, GA 30531.
Those who wish to express online condolences to the Shannon family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
August 15, 2012