Robert G. Shannon, 91, formerly of Meadville and a resident of Whispering Pines, NC since 1995 died there Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
He was born September 15, 1928 in Oil City a son of Frank I. and Rena McCray Shannon. He married Marilyn E. Werley December 20, 1952 in Meadville and she survives.
He was a 1946 graduate of Meadville High School and a 1953 graduate of Allegheny College. He served in the US Army first from 1948-1949 and then again from 1950-1951. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the 712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion.
He was the owner and operator of the R.G. Shannon Co. in Meadville retiring in 1995. He was a member and former Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church, a member of the former International Order of Odd Fellow Meadville Lodge #118, member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, member of VFW Post #464 Oil City, former member of the Meadville Country Club and Meadville Round Table. In North Carolina he was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church and Whispering Woods Golf Club.
Survivors, in addition to his wife Marilyn of 66 years include a brother-in-law, Edward E. Werley (Carolyn) of Pittsburgh and many nieces and nephews including Daniel E. Smith (Shelly) of Meadville, Kathleen E. Hootman (Dan) of Linesville, John Werley (Bertie), Scott Werley (Karen), Michael Werley (Lynn) and David Werley (Jonette) all of Pittsburgh, Greg Hoffman (Linda) of Martinsburg, WV and Barbara Huey of Oil City.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Genevive Shannon and Beatrice Ferringer; four brothers, Harold E., Donald D., Lloyd J. and Frank S. Shannon and a sister-in-law, Noreen E. Stein.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, October 15th from 4-6 p.m. at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville.
The funeral service will be Wednesday, October 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Brian K. Jensen, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment with military honors provided by Huidekoper VFW Post #2006 will be in Greendale Cemetery.
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