Larry Dale Shannon

Born: Tue., Jul. 14, 1936
Died: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
Location: Frist Funeral Home

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Larry Dale Shannon, 82, of Centenary, died Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.
He was born July 14, 1936, in Clinton to William Clarence Shannon and Mary Sims Shannon.
Larry was a 50 year member of the Black Diamond Fire Department in Centenary, and on September 21, 2014 was honored by the Indiana General Assembly for his service.  He enjoyed fishing with his friend, Bob Godden.   Bob also worked with him at the “Men’s Club” at Clinton Gardens Nursing Home entertaining residents there.  Larry loved to do woodworking and made many items for family and friends.  He liked to bowl and with his wife enjoyed square dancing.  He also worked with taxidermy.   Larry graduated from Clinton High School in 1954.
He married Wendy King Shannon on March 6, 1958, and she survives him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Curt Shannon; 2 brothers, William J. Shannon and Windie Shannon.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy; 2 daughters, Barbara (Tony) Avenatti of Clinton and Judy Abbinett of Terre Haute; a sister, Connie (John) Sprinkle of Terre Haute;  a half-brother, Carl Shannon of Florida;  4 grandchildren, Sarah Avenatti, Sean Avenatti, Guy Switzer, and Garreth Abbinett; 2 great-grandchildren, Xavier Wheeler and Dixon Brooks; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm at Frist Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 3 pm at the funeral home with Celebrant Marta Adubato officiating.  Burial will  follow in Spangler Cemetery in Blanford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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Kris Rigsby Powell
   Posted Mon August 27, 2018
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I pray for God to comfort you and your family. I know how it feels to lose ur's a horrible pain.

Patricia Richey
   Posted Mon August 27, 2018
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Connie Sprinkle
   Posted Tue August 28, 2018
My wonderful brother. I will miss u forever but will see u again one day. I love you.

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