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Bobbie Ruth Shannon | 1926-2013

Published Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bobbie Ruth Shannon

Bobbie Ruth Shannon, 87, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Decatur.

Funeral is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial will be at Paradise Cemetery under the direction of Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Sam Renshaw III, Brian Gage, Bill Merritt, Eddie Sampler, Michael Overton and Rex Hoskins. Honorary pallbearers include Sam Renshaw Jr., Jim Bradshaw, Russell Reynolds, Bob Wadsworth and Harold Mosley.

Bobbie was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Decatur to Claude L. and Lottie (Albritton) Thompson. She married C.B. Shannon Feb. 5, 1949, in Fort Worth, and they were married 50 years until his death Aug. 11, 1999. Bobbie was a very loving wife, mother and friend. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

She is survived by sons Brett Shannon and wife, Dot, of Decatur and Brian Shannon and wife, Melissa, of Katy; grandchildren Charlie and Mary Elizabeth Shannon of Decatur and Mackenzie and Jacob Shannon of Katy; numerous nieces, nephews and a community of friends.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1200 West Preskitt, Decatur, TX 76234.

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