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Chris Shannon, age 50, passed away suddenly on May 25, 2018 while hiking in Colorado with his wife and sons. There are no words that can express how much he will be missed by his family and friends. We will always remember his love of music and helping his friends and neighbors. Chris was originally from Seattle, WA but made his way to Sylva and "became a Southerner" after meeting his wife, and lived there for 25 years. He was a true jack of all trades, and when someone needed help with anything from plumbing to carpentry, tool and die, electrical work, or even beekeeping, Chris would always volunteer and find a way to make it work.
He is survived by his wife Susan (Buchanan) and sons Dylan Shannon (of Sylva) and Riley Shannon (of Denver, CO). He is also survived by his father John Shannon (of Sylva), Mother Dora Haarsager and her husband Larry of Toledo, WA and his brother Derrick Shannon (Judith) of Meridian, ID.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be determined by the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to your favorite charity. Do as Chris and always try to make a positive change in others' lives.
Susan sorry for your loss it was a shock to me that this happened he always seemed in good health God bless you and your boys if you need anything you can always contact me thank you take care Mark flaxman
Mm flaxman Jun 18 2018 12:00 AM
Susan...I just learned of Chris's passing. I am so sorry for your loss and the loss of the children's father. I will pray you find peace in the coming days.
Kim Watson Jun 9 2018 12:00 AM
Susan, Im sorry for your loss. My prayers and sympathy to you and your family. Barbara Klein
Barbara Klein Jun 7 2018 12:00 AM
Susan and Family - I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers
Kimberly Warren Jun 7 2018 12:00 AM
Words cannot describe how one would deal with this situation. Sometimes I believe it is God's blessing when we don't know what is going to happen next. This is something that you and your boys will ever "get over." I am ever so confident that you will find the strength to learn to live with this enormous loss and find a way that was different that what you planned. May God lead you quickly to a peaceful place where the joy and fond memories can fill the forefront.
Julie Townsend Jun 6 2018 12:00 AM
Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Hester Ann Jenkins Jun 6 2018 12:00 AM
He truly will be missed. He was a beacon of help to so many. God take him into the highest Paradise for he truly deserves it! God help the family who grieve, give them comfort!
Rita Hanley Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM
Susan & Family So very sorry for your loss. Prayers & love for you all. Sally
Sally Sutton Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM
Susan, So sorry for your loss. Our family will be praying for you. Love you, Helen
Helen Jackson Westmoreland Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM
Susan and sons and other family members please know how terribly sorry we are for your loss! My prayers for comfort for your hurting hearts!
Ginny Middleton Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM