Raymond Leroy Shannon

May 28, 1940 - January 3, 2021

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Raymond Leroy Shannon of Batesville, Indiana passed away after battling COVID-19 on January 3, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio.

Raymond was born on May 28, 1940 in Clinton, Indiana to Clara Jane (Little) and Raymond Eugene Shannon. After graduating from Sullivan High School, Raymond married his high school sweetheart, Judith (Milam) Shannon in 1959. Raymond received his BS from Indiana State University in 1962. He taught many years around the state of Indiana before moving to Arizona where he finished out his long and distinguished career as a teacher at Globe High School and then Miami High School.

Raymond loved teaching, spending time with his family and traveling. This loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Raymond is preceded in death by his parents Jane Waterford and Raymond Shannon Sr. as well as his step father Paul Waterford, his brother Charles Shannon and his beloved wife Judith Shannon. Raymond is survived by his children - Matthew (Julie) Shannon, Janessa (Richard) Redmon, Derrick Shannon and Jocelyn (Shane) Whitaker; his grandchildren- Lorelei Shannon, Christopher (Alyssa) Waters, Charles Shannon, Geoffrey (Carissa) Redmon, Elaina Jones, Gregory Redmon and Reece Whitaker; his great grandchildren- Blaine, Garrett, Blakely, Adlynn, Kaylee, Brantley, Annabella, Avery, Greyson and Daxton as well as his brother Dennis (Vivian) Shannon, sister Ruth Ann (Steve) Wilson and sister-in-law Phyllis Shannon.

In lieu of flowers, please support the healthcare workers in your community and follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Richard Huber - Jan 7, 2021
My condolences to all the Shannon kids. It must be difficult to lose your Dad, particularly to this disease, God bless you all
Trent Scott - Jan 7, 2021
My deepest sympathies to the entire Shannon family. I don’t think I ever saw your dad when he wasn’t enjoying life. Remembering his humor and laughter bring a smile to my face! As the tears subside, my the memories of joy and laughter remain.
David - Jan 6, 2021
So sorry for your loss of Leroy. I went to school with his brother Chuck. Graduated 1961SHS. This COVID is mean stuff. When your older has no mercy.
Tracy Kohl - Jan 5, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. It’s a loss not only to the Shannon family, but to the world.