David Shannon

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David Palmer Shannon CHARLOTTE - David Shannon, 18, of Charlotte, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Carrboro, North Carolina. David was a native of Charlotte, attended Sharon Elementary School and Carmel Middle School, graduated from Myers Park High School, and was presently a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Carolyn L. Shannon. David's immediate family includes his parents, Hugh and Katy Shannon; his brother, Stephen Graham Shannon; his paternal grandfather, James V. Shannon, all of Charlotte; his maternal grandparents, Charles Graham Clapp and Gloria G. Clapp, of Greensboro; Aunts and Uncles, James R. and Julie Shannon of Tawas City, Michigan, Mark L. and Mary K. Shannon of Austin, Texas, Carol A. Shannon of Blue Ridge, Georgia, and Broughton and Duncan Burnet of Summerfield, North Carolina: Cousins Keith and Darci Shannon and their daughter Susie, Scott and Sara Shannon, Auburn Shannon, Jennifer Shannon, Ryan Shannon, and Jason Shannon; and his beloved dog Buster. A service in celebration of David's life will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Rd. Matthews, NC 28105. The family will gather following the service at the church to greet friends. David was a wonderful young man who loved life, and was loved by all who knew him. David served in his church as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, and summer camp counselor. He was in the National Honor Society and lettered in football, track and field, and swimming at Myers Park. He also won state championships and national awards in Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), an international student business organization. He was a third generation Tar Heel, living his dream in the footsteps of his grandfather Charles Clapp (1953) and mother Katy Shannon (1985). A friend describes David as "a shining example of all that is good in mankind-energy, kindness, beauty, strength, happiness, intelligence and friendship." Scholarship funds have been established at Myers Park High School, the University of North Carolina, and Carmel Baptist Church. The David Shannon Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2400 Colony Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209. The David Shannon Memorial Fund, UNC Chapel Hill Office of University Advancement, 208 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. David Shannon Camp Scholarship Fund, Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Matthews, NC 28105. The Shannon family is in the care of Gaskin Services, Matthews, where online condolences may be offered at www.gaskinservices.com.

Published in Charlotte Observer from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2012
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