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Christie Charlene Shannon

June 2, 1935 - September 3, 2020

Christie Charlene Shannon joined her heavenly family Thursday, September 3, 2020.   Service: 10:00 A.M. Tuesday September 8, 2020, Granbury Baptist Church; Visitation: 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M Sunday Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury.
She was born in Clarendon, Texas on June 2, 1935 and shared her life with family and frie…read more

Christie Charlene Shannon joined her heavenly family Thursday, September 3, 2020.   Service: 10:00 A.M. Tuesday September 8, 2020, Granbury Baptist Church; Visitation: 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M Sunday Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury.
She was born in Clarendon, Texas on June 2, 1935 and shared her life with family and friends for 85 years, 3 months and 1 day. Charlene was a product of the “Greatest Generation”, lived as a child through WW II and those conflicts thereafter. As a child she played in the streets of Lubbock, Texas; and, hustled food for her mother and herself while her father traveled the Texas panhandle searching for any work available. The youngest of 4 children, Charlene learned dress-up from her oldest sister, learned to ride a bicycle from her only brother, and played dolls with her closest sister. She loved matinee movies and serials, Hopalong Cassidy, Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Mummy. Charlene met Willie Delaine Shannon in 1948 and they married May 5, 1950. From 1951 to 1961, Charlene and Delaine had 4 children. Delaine preceded Charlene in death in 1997. Charlene married Herbert McCune in 2002 and he preceded her in death later that same year.

In 1958, Charlene began her long career as a working mom. She worked in an egg candling plant, a potato chip factory, a pizza factory, for a portrait/photography studio, as an apartment manager, and owned her on restaurant. In 1979, at age 45, she began the job she was meant for, Medical Technology. She began on-job training in Pampa, TX and Mangum, OK; and, formal school in Sayre, OK. Her new career brought her to Granbury, TX in 1980. She trained and worked with the hospital staff as a Phlebotomist and Medical Technologist. During her career she attended Tarrant County College and Weatherford College, getting her Associates degree in 1993 and her Med Tech Certification later that same year. Charlene retired in 2002 only to begin another career as manager of a self-storage facility for another 9 years.

From 1980 to 2020, Charlene traveled, danced and worked crossword puzzles at every opportunity. The Stagecoach Ballroom and many of the surrounding VFWs and Senior Citizen facilities saw Charlene, friends and family as frequent visitors. Her vacations took her to Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisiana, Florida and islands in the Caribbean. She preferred to let no moss gather under her feet. Charlene’s health began to decline in 2017 when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and COPD. Never a smoker, the irony was just too hard for her to comprehend.

Charlene was met in heaven by her mother Maggie Lee Clark Morris, father William Price Morris, sisters Margaret and LaVerne, brother Robert, husbands Delaine and Herbert, sons-in-law Robert Heft and George Redd, great-grandson Tony, 3 sisters-in-law, 5 brothers-in-law, 8 nieces and nephews and many family and friends.

We are celebrating her life with sister-in-law Betty Green, son Laine Shannon, daughters Becky Shannon, Debbie White, Lori Shannon, son-in-law Roger Jones, grandchildren Karen, Leslie, Holly, Matthew, Mark, Natalie, Maggie; 11 great-grandchildren, 10 nieces and nephews; and still many more family and friends.

Flowers to Wiley’s Funeral. In lieu donations to Interim Hospice, Parkinson’s Foundation or National Pulmonary Association.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury

Address:

400 Highway 377 East
Granbury,Texas76048

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

Granbury Baptist Church

Address:

1200 Weatherford Highway
Granbury,TX76048

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