Shannon Lee Ball

November 10, 1943July 3, 2018

Shannon Lee Ball was born on November 10, 1943 and passed away on July 3, 2018


4 August

Memorial Service

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sparkman Hillcrest


Shannon Lee Ball

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Bill Frawley

July 9, 2018

At E-Systems in the early 1980s, Shannon and I were interviewing and recruiting students at UT Austin. The company provided unimpressive little trinkets to offer the interviewees, such as ball point pens with the E-Systems name imprinted. After our initial visit, Shannon allowed that the students needed a more memorable souvenir of their experience. He suggested burnt orange back packs, with the company name emblazoned on the back for all to see.
As a person from England might say, “Brilliant”! This was before back packs became ubiquitous on campuses. Other companies certainly weren’t giving them away. We had happy interviewees and campus-wide advertising.
My wife and I offer our condolences to Shannon’s family. We regret that we will be out-of-state on the date of the memorial service.
Bill Frawley

Kevin Cobble

July 6, 2018

Shannon was the first person I interviewed with when I came to E-Systems in 1981. As fate would have it, I never was in his group, but often worked with him over the years. Oddly, as sometimes happens, I was his supervisor when he retired. Shannon was a great person, super smart, always friendly and a great friend. He will be missed.