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James L. Shannon
1920-2017
James Leroy Shannon, 96, born November 18, 1920, to Elroy and Nora Shannon of Jamestown, New York, passed away May 25, 2017. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Jim proudly served in WWII as a pilot, receiving decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, two Air Medals, and several campaign ribbons. Flying was his lifelong passion, becoming a pilot for Delta Airlines until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara and son, Jim. He is survived by his children John Shannon and wife Haldi and Mike Shannon and wife Tracy; grandchildren Samantha Colquitt and husband Keith, Kel Shannon, Austin and Sydney Shannon; and great grandchildren Lucy and Bryan Colquitt.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, June 5th at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway.
Published in Houston Chronicle on May 29, 2017
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