November 26, 1947 – October 14, 2020
Donald Dale Shannon was born November 26, 1947 to Charles Shannon and Margie Sutton Shannon in San Diego, California. He was raised in the San Diego area and later lived in Colorado and Oklahoma.
Don was a vibrant man who lived life fully. He was well known for his big, bright smile, his open-mindedness, his easy-going demeanor, and his kindness. He was also known for making people feel safe and cared for. He encouraged everyone to remember to take care of themselves and to enjoy life. He enjoyed good food, spending time with his family and travelling, watching OU football, and fishing. In his younger years, Don excelled in martial arts, played golf, and surfing on the west coast.
Don owned and operated Shannon Roofing for nearly 40 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cordell.
Don married the love of his life, Earlena Scofield, on March 13, 2002 in Las Vegas, NV. He was a kind and patient father to Sarah and John, and a loving uncle to Matthew Gardner. He adored his grandchildren and shared a special bond with each of them.
Don passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 14, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mollee. He is survived by his wife Earlena, children Sarah and John, nephew Matthew, and his grandchildren: Jacquelyn, James, Joseph, Gavin, Richard, Alexandra, Nick, and Levi. He is also survived by many special friends and a host of extended family.
The family is having a private service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor Don by sharing kindness and a smile; this world needs more of both