George W. Shannon ’42

George W. Shannon '42George W. Shannon, 97, died peacefully on Oct. 14, 2017 after a short stay at Morrison Manor in Laurinburg.

He was lovingly surrounded by his family during his days there and cared for by Hospice angels. Dr. Shannon is the husband of the late Frances Terrell Shannon, father of five, a leader in his church and a veteran of the U.S. ArmyCorps during WWII and the Korean War. He was a friend and doctor who touched the lives of thousands over 36 years of medical practice, 10 years in military service and 26 years in private practice.

He was a urologic surgeon and the first urologist at the Laurinburg Surgical Clinic. His portrait is displayed in Scotland Memorial Hospital. He served the Lord faithfully raising his family up in the Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon, elder and Sunday School teacher over his lifetime.

Dr. Shannon was an artist and painted landscapes with oils and acrylics into his 90s. He prayed beautiful blessings at family gatherings and was the anchor and source of pride for a large family of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dr. Shannon was born September 22, 1920 in Tazewell, Va. to Rev. Beverly O. Shannon and Margaret Ward Shannon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Harriett, brother, Beverly, grandson, Benjamin, and wife of 69 years, Frances.

He is survived by his five children; Sandra Hoffman and husband Randy of Laurinburg; Ann Jenkins and husband Len of Wilmington; Karen Shannon of Wilmington; and Carol Shannon Moore of Wilmington; and Dr. George Shannon, Jr. and wife Maggie of Billings, Mo. He is also survived by the eight grandchildren who loved him dearly; Jim, Laura, Bryan, Grey, Kristy, Kent, George III and Hunter, in addition to nine great-grandchildren.

Dr. Shannon’s funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, 600 West Church Street in Laurinburg, with Dr. Duane Hix officiating.

The family will greet friends in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service. A private burial service with military honors will follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Church St, Laurinburg, NC 28352 or Scotland Regional Hospice, PO Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353.

McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.

Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2017