Melvin Clyde Shannon

Published 8:25 am Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Melvin Clyde Shannon


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Melvin Clyde Shannon, 66, of Perryville, died July 13, 2019 surrounded by his family. Born August 13, 1952, in Boyle County to the late Homer and Lilly Carrier Shannon. He was a 1970 graduate of Boyle County High School. Melvin was a member of Doctors Fork Baptist Church – where he was a Deacon, past youth director and Sunday school teacher. He worked for Intelligrated for 38 years. Melvin loved golf, UK basketball and most of all his wife, children and grandchildren.

Melvin is predeceased by several brothers and sisters, Donald Shannon, Terry Shannon, Homer Lee Shannon, Charles Shannon, Shirley Shannon, and Debra Kay Shannon, Ronnie Shannon.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Marsha Hamilton Shannon; his daughter, Nikki (Joey) Sowders of Stanford; his son, Melvin Keith (Loretta) Shannon of Perryville; grandchildren, Caleb Sowders, Codie Sowders, Jordan Sowders, Jessica (Chris) Cheatham, and Alexis Shannon; great grandchild, Lilly Kay Cheatham; and brothers, Ricky (Linda) Shannon of Somerset, Ray Shannon of Danville, Dale (Barbara) Lewis of Danville and Judy Shannon (the late Ronnie Shannon) of Danville.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home, Danville with Rev John David Lane and Ricky Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville. Visitation will be Tuesday 5-9 p.m. at Stith Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Brent Shannon, Jason Shannon, Ryan Shannon, Jody Shannon, Brian Shannon, Steve Campbell, Bruce King, and Allen King.

Memorial donations are suggested to Doctors Fork Baptist Church Youth Fund. Online guestbook available at