ALLIANCE - Jim D. Shannon, 73, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Box Butte General Hospital.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 10, at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Art Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery.
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Jim was born Jan. 2, 1940 to Willie (Johnson) and James Calvin Shannon in De Queen, Ark. He was one of eight children.
He spent his work life in grocery store management, and lastly he originated the Grocery Kart in Alliance. He worked previous to that as a helicopter pilot and in aviation.
Jim was an avid fisherman, loving to fly fish in Colorado and the Black Hills. But any kind of fishing suited him fine. He also loved to hunt and looked forward to football season starting. He loved his grandchildrens' hockey, baseball, and soccer games. He took family camping trips seriously. Jim enjoyed spending time in his workshop and gardening, the history channel and one of his favorites was studying the Old Testament. As a member of his church, he served on the board of Trustees; he loved to sing with the worship team and helped with Awana by listening to children recite their bible verses. He had a generous spirit and contributed too many events.
Survivors include his wife Linda (Schnell) and five children, Jerry (Marsha) Shannon of Springfield Tenn., and their five children, Natalie (Jason) Lassiter, James, Jerry Jr., Josiah, and Naomi, daughters Jaime Robert s and Joey Sapp of Grove, Oklahoma, and to Jim and Linda two sons were born, C. Pete (Jackie) Shannon and son Eli of Farmington, Minn., and Matthew P. (Stephanie) Shannon and their two daughters, Bailey and Kaitlyn of Alliance. Survivors also include his brothers and sisters, Eugene (Shirley) Shannon of Marietta, Okla., Jerry (Elizabeth) Shannon Gainesville, Texas, Charles Shannon of Grandfield, Okla., Kenneth (Judy) Shannon of Geronimo, Okla., Chris Kyle of Lawton, Okla., Kathleen (William) Perez of Wichita Falls, Texas, Bye (Gordon) Paul of Denton, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
His whole being lighted up at the sight of his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; father-in-law, Pete Schnell; sister, Wanda Jeffcoat; and brother-in-law, Kenny Schnell.