Mr. Robert W. Shannon Jr., “Rock”, age 82 of Yulee, FL passed away on Thursday evening, October 13, 2016 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville under the care of Community Hospice.
Born in Jacksonville, FL he was the eldest of three children born to the late Robert Walter Shannon Sr. and Ailene Roundtree Shannon. Mr. Shannon grew up in the Riverview section on the northside of Jacksonville and was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School. After high school Mr. Shannon followed in his father’s footsteps and learned the trade as a Shipfitter. He worked at Jacksonville Shipyards for many years before its closing and his joining Atlantic Drydock and Marine on Hecksher Drive. He retired from Atlantic Drydock.
He married Lureeta Dicks in 1962 and remained in Riverview, where they began and raised their family, until moving to Yulee in 1979.
Mr. Shannon enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading westerns and mysteries.
He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Lureeta D. Shannon, children, Daniel Shannon and his wife, Patty, Jacksonville, FL, Terri Taylor and her husband, Roger, St. George, GA, Michael Shannon and his wife, Sharon, Mandarin, FL, Eva Shannon Coffey, Yulee, FL, Jessie Shannon and his wife, Shanna, Yulee, FL, a brother, Johnny Shannon (Vivian), Jacksonville, FL, Betty Shannon (Lauralynn), Yulee, FL, grandchildren, Brian Shannon, Jason Shannon (Samantha), Roger Taylor, Robert Taylor (Ashley), Sarah Ann Chandler (Brad), Mark Griffin, Amber Coffey, Hayley Shannon, Destiny Shannon, great grandchildren, D.J. Shannon, Evan Harden, Chase and Madison Taylor, Jacob, Jesse and J.B. Taylor, Trinity and Eva Griffin.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard with Bishop Carter, officiating.
Mr. Shannon will be laid to rest in Hughes Cemetery.
His family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Oxley Heard.