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Eddie Shannon

Springfield, Illinois

Dec 12, 1959 – Jun 20, 2020 (Age 60)


December 12, 1959
June 20, 2020
Springfield, Illinois


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Ruby Funeral Services & Chapel, Inc. - Springfield Obituary

Eddie DeWayne Shannon, 60, was born on December 12, 1959 in East St. Louis, Illinois, to the union of Eddie Shannon and Dorothy Shannon. He departed this life on June 20, 2020 in the comforts of his home. He was preceded in death by both parents.  
Eddie was raised in East St. Louis, Illinois. He was educated in the East Saint Louis public school district and he graduated from East St. Louis Sr. High School. He served 1 tour in the United States Army in 1978 and was honorably discharged. Eddie later moved to Springfield, Illinois where he worked for Springfield Urban league for 25 years. He later worked as a laborer for Maintenance Supply for over 15 years.  
Eddie met and married Rachel Shannon in 1990. Eddie found joy in spending time and celebrating with family and friends. He loved to fish, which was a shared hobby with his father and brothers. He developed a passion for riding motorcycles and would often show off his bike to family and friends. He was always his happiest when he was able to surround himself with the people he loved.  
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife: Rachel Shannon, eight children: Pete Estelle of Columbia, OH, William (Donnika) Slaughter of East St. Louis, IL, Shonda (Antonio) Moore-Crawford of East St. Louis, IL, Tahji Bradley of O’Fallon, IL, Erica Estelle of Springfield, IL, Jamie Estelle of Springfield, IL, Azra Shannon of Cahokia, IL, Whitney (Kirk) Cochran of Decatur, IL, three sisters: Dorothy Harper of Phoenix, AR, Evelyn (Carlos) Kee of Springfield, IL, Reanee Stainback of Springfield, IL, four brothers: Darryl Shannon of Springfield, IL, Randy Shannon of Hattiesburg, MS, Carlos (Murline) Shannon of Southbend, IN, Calvin (Ethel) Shannon of Springfield, IL, thirteen grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Funeral Services Thursday July 2, 2020

Ruby Funeral Services & Crematories

1520 East Washington Street

Springfield,IL 62703



CDC guidelines will be followed

allowing only 50 people or less  at a time with SOCIAL DISTANCING PLEASE





Camp Butler National Cemetery 

Honors at 1:00pm



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"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." May the Lord give you strength and bless you with peace. Always praying for you and family!

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering our loved one today and always.

Enjoy your last ride, my brother, until we meet again. Love ya'

Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Fathers house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. His mansion is ready Eddie just moved to a new house. R.I.P.


My condolences to the family uncle Eddie will always live on luv u all

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