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John Wilson Shannon

February 6, 1937 - September 8, 2019

John Willson Shannon, Jr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 8th, at age 82, in Hospice House of Williamsburg, Virginia.  John was born on February 16, 1937, in San Antonio, Texas, to John Willson Shannon and Norma Ruth Littleton. He grew up in Freeport, Texas where he developed lifelong friendships. After starting his family, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he met the love of his life, Sandra Teresa Corey. John worked his way up in Sales and Tabletop, along with his wife, Sandra, who was an Art Director for his competitions. He went on to have a successful career as V.P. Tabletop in Texas and Virginia. Once retired, he traveled to the Caribbean and Europe. John’s personality brightened up a room and his love for storytelling brought many people laughter. Throughout his life, he had a love for the Fine Arts, particularly theater, which he participated in as a young man. As a true Texan, he held a great appreciation for country music and Texas history.  John is survived by his wife, Sandra, his 5 children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. After moving to Williamsburg, John and Sandra became an active part of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church where they found a church family, grew in their relationships with their Savior, developed many deep friendships, and are dearly loved. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1677 Jamestown Rd, date and time to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, please make gifts in memory of John to Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church or to Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg.

Giving instructions:

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church- Please send checks payable to: GCPC Mercy Ministry, 1677 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

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