Graveside services for James Osmond Shannon, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the Shannon Residence, County Road 6620, West Plains, Missouri. A sign will be present to identify the location of the service. Graveside services will be under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Shannon passed away at 12:35 a.m., Saturday, December 19, 2020 at his home in West Plains, Missouri, surrounded by his family.
He was born August 19, 1935, at Sturkie, Arkansas, to Luther Marvin Shannon and Hallie Witt Shannon. On July 6, 1955, he was married at Sturkie, Arkansas, to Ruby Elliott Shannon. James retired from Southwest Truck Body (now known as DRS) in1994. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed farming, baseball, gardening, music and playing cards. Most of all, he loved God and the love of his life, Ruth.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth of the family home; four children all of West Plains, Missouri, Ruth Ann Newnam and husband Jimmy, Mike Shannon and wife, Dena, Debra Head and husband, Jeff and Charla Whiteside; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents, four brothers and five sisters preceded him in death.
Mr. Shannon will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Monday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to State Line Cemetery or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.