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Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home

5005 SE 29th Street, Del City, OK

OBITUARY

Elmer Amberse Shannon Jr.

January 15, 1936January 8, 2020
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Elmer A Shannon, Jr., 83, of Midwest City, OK, passed peacefully into the arms of God, in Oklahoma City, OK, on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Elmer was born in Oklahoma City, OK, to Elmer Sr. and Virgie Shannon on January 15, 1936. He married Yvonne M. Holmes in October of 1955 and they were happily married for 64 years.

Elmer was retired from Tinker A.F.B. in 1993, after 30+ years of civil service. Elmer and Yvonne enjoyed RV traveling to Mission, TX, over the winter time, until about 2011. Elmer has enjoyed fishing trips, in the past, with his dear fishing buddies. He has also enjoyed wood-working in his shop. Mostly, Elmer and Yvonne enjoyed their family, their dear dogs over the years, their home, and their life together. One of his favorite quotes has been, "There's no place like home."

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; daughter Diana Heath, and husband Jim; daughter Rhonda Snow, and husband Don; son, Ed Shannon, and wife Amy; daughter Joni Dallas. Grandchildren: Jenny Gregory, and husband Matt; Valerie Price, and husband Cody; Krissy Hughes, and husband Brody; Thomas Cash Caldwell, and wife Kelsey; Taylor Snow; Mikaylah Perry, and husband Drake; Samuel Shannon; Mark Dallas; Brandie Moore and husband Preston; and Britanie Dallas. Great-grandchildren: Grace and Jonas Gregory; Cody and Ty Price; Robbie, Kaden, Lex and Link Hughes; Tuck, Evee and Ben Caldwell; Clara Johnson; Kielan and Isabelle Dallas.

In addition, he is survived by his sister, Ann Stevens and his sister-in-law, Ann Shannon, as well as numerous nieces and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Raymond Shannon; his niece, Debbie Shannon; his brother-in-law, Archie Lee Stevens; nephew, Gerald Stevens; and great-grandchildren, Kaleb Caldwell and Rhea Johnson.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mark Dallas
  • Matt Gregory
  • Cody Price
  • Brody Hughes
  • Jim Heath
  • Don Snow
  • Ron Irwin, Honorary
  • Bill Hinkston, Honorary
  • Bill Watkins, Honorary
  • Thomas Cash Caldwell, Honorary
  • Preston Moore, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020

Memories

Elmer Amberse Shannon Jr.

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Elaine (Hill) Patterson

January 12, 2020

Elmer was one of the kindest men I ever knew. I first met him in February 1967. I had been working at Tinker 1 week. I was just 18 years old and when I came to work they sent us to Bldg 416 to work for Glenn Ruff. He handed us Documents to ship they were salvage documents I had never seen one and told him so. He said I was just lazy and to get to work. I was walking around that huge building pulling a cart with the documents on it when someone said “You look lost, can I help?” It was a very kind faced man with a big smile: he introduced himself As Elmer Shannon. I told him I would be happy to work but did not know what these documents were. He spent the next 2 hours showing me around the warehouse and teaching me to ship salvage. I only found out much later he was the Unit Chief. That was the start of a 50 Plus year friendship.
Elmer always had the best smile no matter what, saying Good Morning, playing a prank on Leland Murphy, making one of his famous retirement speeches, or just setting at his desk. He was part of many firsts in my career and I’m sure he was for many others also.
To his family, you were lucky to have him. Thank You for sharing with the rest of us. Remember the good times.
REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND!

Anne Colston

January 12, 2020

Such a nice and kind man. It was a real pleasure to work with and for Mr. Shannon. He always had a big smile and kind words for everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with his dear family.

Eva Strange

January 11, 2020

Elmer was my mentor and a great manager to me. I have many fond memories working with him and seeing his family grow up through the years. Mr. Shannon was always there for me and my family. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. I remember when he would be under pressure, he would start wiping his forehead and saying "Oh Lord....Oh Lord", but he always handled it with leadership. I know he loved Eyvonne and his children and not only spoke, but showed how to be a great dad and husband. I was always saying I need to go visit him and Eyvonne but that day never came, I so wish I would have followed through, cause you never know what tomorrow brings. I will know he will receive many crowns in heaven and will have to have a mansion ho hold all of them. Se you later dear friend

Brian Linley Sr.

January 11, 2020

Elmer Shannon was a true friend to many. My fondest memories are when Elmer would speak at retirement receptions. Elmer had a ‘Special Talent’ to write a story about the retiree that was filled with memories and a lot of special humor that would keep us all laughing during his entire story. Our thoughts and prayers are with his lovely wife Yvonne and family during this most difficult time...

Faye Eades

January 11, 2020

Elmer was one of my favorite Tinker people. Always had a big smile on his face and a kind word. It was a pleasure to know him. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayer are with his wife and family.

Donna Streets

January 10, 2020

I always loved working with Elmer always had a smile on his face loves his kids with all his heart

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