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Leak Memory Chapel

945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL

OBITUARY

Samuel Wayne Shannon

16 February, 195121 January, 2020

Samuel Wayne Shannon, 68, of Montgomery, born on February 16, 1951 in Birmingham, went to be with his Lord on January 21, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Catheren Shannon. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Leslie Bell Shannon; his daughter Amy Shannon Cook (Matthew); his father John Roy Shannon; his three brothers, Harold Shannon (Gloria), Ralph Shannon (Janet), and Roy Shannon (Mary); as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Sam was a creative and intelligent spirit who pursued science and art with equal enthusiasm. He spent his career fulfilling his childhood dream of being a geologist, and his free time blacksmithing, stone carving, and wood carving. He enjoyed spending time with his family, being outdoors, and taking naps with his dog Penny. He used his many gifts to bless others. He is greatly loved by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Leak Memory Chapel in Montgomery, AL. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or the charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Minnie Catheren Shannon, Mother (deceased)
  • Leslie Bell Shannon, Wife
  • Amy Shannon Cook (Matthew), Daughter
  • John Roy Shannon, Father
  • Harold Shannon (Gloria), Brother
  • Ralph Shannon (Janet), Brother
  • Roy Shannon (Mary), Brother
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude's Children's Hospital

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, 25 January , 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, 25 January , 2020

Memories

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Bill McElroy

January 25, 2020

We were saddened to hear of Sam's death. I knew Sam (and Leslie) for a long time and always enjoyed our professional and personal relationship. I looked forward to working with him and appreciated his knowledge and wit. We recall meeting him for the first time when Leslie and him came over to our home in Gainesville....on a date....to have dinner and watch the great movie "Falling in Love". Rest in peace, Sam. Bill and Marianna McElroy

Kay Newman

January 24, 2020

Leslie and Amy, I am so sorry to hear of Sam’s death. I have fond memories of your family at Saint James School and at FUMC, and I always enjoyed conversations with Sam. May happy memories and God’s love carry you through this sorrowful time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Kay Newman

Jimmy Scott

January 24, 2020

Leslie and Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. Sam was an incredible mentor to me and countless other engineers and geologists throughout his career. His door was always open to give advice or just to listen. I am very thankful for the time that I got to learn under him. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jimmy

Leila Goodwin

January 24, 2020

Leslie,
We have fond memories of our time in Gainesville and you and Sam were a part of some great work and social times there. We're so sorry for your loss.

Leila (and Steve)

Jeff Lehnen

January 24, 2020

I am shocked and saddened by Sam’s passing. He was the smart guy we all would consult for hard questions. He was as solid as a rock technically and a good friend. God must have some geologic work to do. Prayers and sympathy. Jeff and Kim

Debbie Irvin

January 23, 2020

So sorry to hear about Sam's passing today. He was such a nice man who always had a smile on his face. Prayers are going up for the family in this time of sorrow.

God bless,

Debbie and Doug Irvin

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY