Earl Eugene Shannon Obit
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Earl Eugene Shannon
Mar 13, 1932 - Feb 27, 2022
Posted by Martha Reddout

Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home
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Earl Eugene Shannon, 89, of Marietta, OK passed away at the Mercy Hospital in Ardmore, OK on February 27, 2022. His journey in life began in Fort Towson, OK on March 13, 1932, one of ten children born to James Calvin and Willie Lee (Johnson) Shannon.
 
Earl grew up and attended schools in Fort Towson. He enlisted in the United States Army on April 21, 1950 and served during the Korean War. For his service, he was awarded the Purple Heart with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, United Nations Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. Earl was honorably discharged on April 20, 1953.
 
After his time in the Army, Earl returned to Frederick, OK were he ran a milk route and later went to work for Brantley Helicopter. In 1969, he moved to Marietta and went to work for Weber Aircraft. He was a member of the Assembly of God. Earl enjoyed hunting, fishing, reloading ammunition, and playing the guitar.
 
Survivors include his sons, Earl Shannon and wife Marcia of Gainesville, TX, and Ken Shannon and wife Lisa of Gainesville; mother of his children, Lavon Shannon of Gainesville; sister, Iva Paul and husband Gordy of Sherman, TX; brother-in-law, Clayburn Jeffcoat of Henryetta, OK; sisters-in-law, Linda Shannon of Alliance, NE, and Judy Shannon of Geronimo, OK; grandchildren, Ritchie Shannon and wife Kelly of Comanche, OK, Eric Hanson and wife Bili of Marietta, Stuart Hunt and wife Morgan of Edmond, OK, Amber Hicks and husband Joe of Chickasha, OK, Jeff Shannon of Denton, TX, Joey Westover of Gainesville, Jason Westover and wife Cassie of Gainesville, Nikki Yeargan of Whitesboro, TX, and Stephen Yeargan and wife Jessica of Krum, TX; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, James and Willie Shannon; wife, Shirlie Shannon; son, David Lee Shannon; brothers, Jerry Shannon and wife Elizabeth, James Shannon, Charles Shannon, Kenneth Shannon, and Dean Shannon; and sisters, Kathleen Perez, Wanda Jeffcoat, and Christine Brown.
 
Services, with military honors for Earl will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home Chapel of Marietta with Lawrence Anderson officiating and Chaplain C.B. Jeffcoat assisting.

Interment will follow at the Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
 

Casket bearers are Stuart Hunt, Jeff Shannon, Ritchie Shannon, Eric Hanson, Joey Westover, and Jason Westover.

Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com Flanagan-Watts

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