Samuel Christopher Shannon: Aug. 21, 2019

Published 4:26 pm Thursday, August 22, 2019

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PRESTON — Samuel Christopher “Shag” Shannon, age 69, of Preston, died at his residence Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. A native of Preston, he was born July 24, 1950, in Americus, the son of the late William Rodney and Kattie Shannon. Mr. Shannon was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Kinchafoonee Wildlife Club, and Webster County Sheriff’s Office posse. He worked for the Webster County water system for 35 years and was a member of the Webster County Fire Department for 47 years where 30 of those years were as the fire chief. Mr. Shannon was an avid fisherman, hunter, woodworker, and enjoyed small engine repairs. He was a devoted family man who loved his family, his God, and his church — a kind and gentle individual who never met a stranger and was very patient.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike McGlaun and the Rev. Raymond Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the family residence. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Stewart Webster Cancer Fund, 6381 Hamilton St., Preston GA 31824.


Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Bebe Sanders Shannon of Preston; three sons and daughter-in-law, Chase Shannon of Preston, Chad and Kim Norton of Hartwell, and Brandon Norton of Preston; a brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Debbie Shannon of Preston; and five grandchildren, Bella, Tyler, and Beau Norton and Jake and Jordan Sanders; special nieces and nephews, Chelsea Phillips, Kix Dacus and Blakely Phillips, Becky Story, and Katha Scott. He was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Patrick Shannon, and a brother, Cliff Shannon.

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Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.