Terry Clark Shannon

December 3, 1946April 8, 2018
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Terry Shannon died peacefully at his home on April 8, 2018.

He was born in Cincinnati, OH on December 3, 1946 to Clinton and Harriet Shannon. Terry grew up in Cincinnati with his siblings and loved playing sports and having fun. He served honorably in the United States Navy from 1965-1969 and was proud of his service to his country.

He has been married to his wife Sandy since 1972 and has three children (Brian, Tara, Kevin). Terry was a great man who worked hard, played hard, and did whatever necessary to provide for his family. He was an active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and loved all of his church family.

He is survived by his wife Sandy, children Brian Shannon (Jennie), Tara Collins (Kirk), and Kevin Shannon (Monica), 6 grandchildren, who call him Pops, Mac, Cade, Courtlyn, Carrigan, Aidan, Finn and his siblings Ron, Donna, Sherry and Mary.

A celebration of his life will take place on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:30 at Wesley Memorial United Church in Decatur, AL. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:30. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church or Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation.

Roselawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018

Terry Clark Shannon

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John Kaldmo

April 29, 2018

Sandy, I was so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. He wasn't just a great athlete, but a great person. I loved that guy! I was so happy to get to see him on the sad occasion of Bill's funeral. I just wish we had more happy occasions to get together and reminisce . You and your beautiful family are in prayers.

Terry Richardson

April 12, 2018

I talked with Terry at the 50th high school reunion. I hadn't been in touch with him for almost 50 years, but when we were talking it was like it was only yesterday. Terry was always a bright light in high school and one of those people that you meet in life that you can never forget. I'll miss not seeing or talking with him again.

Sympathies to Sandy and the family.


Linda Pennington

April 11, 2018

Dave and I send our love and sincere sympathy . So glad we were able to spend time with you at our 50th high school reunion.

Sherry Ritter

April 11, 2018

I love you big brother. You always looked out for me. So many good memories. Especially our family singing debut at Coney. You were such a hit! I will miss you terribly until we meet again.

Mary Farmer

April 10, 2018

Sunny days at River Downs, winning a couple bucks, losing, , well , we’ll keep that on the DL! Catching up with your o’l buddy Nut. Love you, big brother! As they say at the track, “it’s DOWN the stretch they come, Buckeye Terry, heading for home”. All future bets are booked with any horse running at the former River Doens, that has Terry in the name. Has to be a winner!!!

Carol Brooksbank

April 10, 2018

Many memories of Christmas around the piano. When I think of Uncle Terry, I think of music, laughter and a man larger than life. He filled a room with his presence. Our very own " Duke of Earl" <3

Patrick Shannon

April 10, 2018

He filled the room with a smile!