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Richard P. Shannon-SP4-US Army (Vietnam) Veteran(DOD-3/20/2009) and wife, “MAMA” Sharon R. Shannon(DOD-7/5/2021)

“Celebration of Life” and military honors services for Richard P. Shannon and his beloved wife, “MAMA” Sharon R. Shannon  will be celebrated together on Monday August 2, 2021, 11:00 AM, at Florida National Cemetery, 6902 SW  102nd Avenue, Bushnell, Florida with military honors for Richard being preformed by the US Army Honors and Ceremonial Team from Fort Stewart, Georgia and “Celebration of Life” services for “MAMA” Sharon R. Shannon being preformed by Pastor Jim Brady of the East Thonotosassa Baptist Church, Thonotosassa, Florida. They will be both interred in the same nich at the cemetery at the conclusion of the services.

Richard, 61 years old at his time of death, was born in Cumberland, Maryland on July 9, 1947 to James and Blanche (Kesner) Shannon and passed away at his residence in Tampa, Florida on March 20, 2009 from lung cancer. He served our nation in the US Army as a Armor Crewman and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Combat Medal; served 2 tours of duty overseas and was qualified as a expert in the M-14 Rife.  After his discharge in Fort Lewis, Washington he returned to the Tampa Bay Area and began his civilian life as a family man and a plumber.


“MAMA” Sharon R. Shannon, 69 years old at her time of death, was born in Tampa, Florida on November 24, 1951 to Harry and Irma Jones.  She died at the Seasons Hospice in St Joseph Hospital, Tampa, Florida on July 5, 2021 from natural causes and was a accountant in the banking field.

Their loving family are: his son, Scott Eugene Shannon and his wife, Elizabeth Shannon; grandsons, Caden Shannon, Brody Young, Granddaughters: Kenzie Shannon and Brinley Young; son, Steven Paul Shannon and significant other, Tiffany Joles; Grandsons, Dallas Shannon and significant other, Caitlyn Ross, Daniel Jackson, Jaxson and Jacob Jordan, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Thomas and Carol Shannon.


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  • Elizabeth Pope says:

    I am so sorry for your loss my condolences to you and your family.

  • Laura and Steve Roake says:

    Our deepest sympathies. Your mom and dad raise to find boys and I am so proud to know you both. In my heart!

  • Aimee Billington...sister of Anthony Sam Lindner says:

    I hurts my heart that 2 twin boys have lost both parents. I don’t have the words to ease your pain. However we are praying for Peace. Your mom and dad are much better off than we could ever dream of…Still it doesn’t take our pain from missing them here on earth. Stay Strong! I’m certain that is what your “Mama” & Daddy would’ve wanted!!!😘😘❤❤💔💔

  • Jeni Mac says:

    I love you guys. I know how much you loved your sweet mom and dad…. I’m so sorry you have to go without them, to see and talk to in sight…….only know…that you will never truly be without them. They will be here with you every day.

    Trust me on that.

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