Charles W. “Charlie” Shannon

Sept. 21, 1926 – July 22, 2014

A memorial service for former Greybull resident Charles W. “Charlie” Shannon was held July 26 in Pueblo, Colo. Charlie, 87, died July 22 in Pueblo.

He was born Sept. 21, 1926, in Clark County, Ark., the only child of Charles H. and Effie Shannon. Charlie was inducted into the United States Army in 1945.

Shortly thereafter he met LaVerne Quisenberry; they were married Nov. 10, 1945.

Following his stint in the Army, Charlie worked as a barber for several years, was an ordained Southern Baptist minister and served as a bi-vocational pastor in Wolf Point, Mont., for five years.

The family moved to Greybull in 1962 where Charlie served as director of the Department of Public Assistance and Social Services. He retired in 1987.

After his retirement he and LaVerne worked as volunteers and in interim ministries until their second retirement in Pueblo in 2002.

He was active member of the First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Kathleen Shannon.

He is survived by his wife LaVerne of Pueblo; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Roger, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Dennis and Shirley Shannon of Parker, Colo.; his daughter and son-in-law, Gene and Linda Shannon McKenzie of Larkspur, Colo.; his former daughter-in-law, Patricia Thomas of Cody; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Charlie’s cremains will be scattered by family members on top of the Big Horn Mountains.