TWINSBURG - William L. Shannon, 84, of Twinsburg, Ohio, passed away Friday morning February 28, 2020 in his residence.
He was born September 2, 1935 in Greenville to Elizabeth (Betty Lauffer) Shannon.
He was a 1954 graduate of the former Penn High School. He enlisted is the U.S. Navy in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1957. He then graduated from the Coyne Electrical School in Chicago. As an electrician, he was employed by several local manufacturing plants in their maintenance departments.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. Attending all of their sporting events was a special joy.
In his younger years he enjoyed gardening and raising flowers. During those years he became a Master Gardener in Mercer County. He enjoyed being on the computer, reading, doing Sudoku puzzles, and feeding/watching the birds.
Over the years he delivered flowers for several local florists in Greenville and Twinsburg. He always said this was the best job in the world – making people happy with flowers.
On February 9, 1957, he married Joanne Piai and they raised two children. In 1997 they moved to Twinsburg and built an in-law suite on their daughter and son-in-law’s home.
He was a member of Zions Reformed Church until moving to Twinsburg. He then joined Solon Community Church and was a member of the Trustees for many years.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, the former Joanne (Piai), a daughter; LeAnne and her husband Ronald Stuver of Twinsburg, a son; Kevin and his husband Anthony Bramlett of Ft. Smith, AR, two grandsons; Ryan Stuver and his wife Jessica of South Euclid, OH and Bradley Stuver and his wife Ashley of Edgewater, NJ, step grandchildren; Joseph Bramlett and his wife Bea of Bellevue, WA and Brooke Bramlett of Leawood, KS, a brother; Hayes “Sonny” Shannon and his wife Janet of Greenville, a brother-in-law; John Piai and his wife Elaine of Beachwood, OH, an aunt; Lucinda Lauffer of Martin, TN and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services: A Memorial Service was held at 2:00 PM Monday 3-2-20 in the chapel of Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, Greenville, with Rev. June Boutwell, Pastor of the church and The Rev. Dr. Bertrice Wood, Pastor of Solon Community Church, co-officiating. All in attendance of the service were welcome to join the family for a reception in Anderson Lounge of the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Zion’s Reformed U.C.C. 260 Main St. Greenville, PA 16125, Cleveland Lost Chord Club (cancer support group) c/o Linda Addis-Hinske 3989 Navahoe Rd. Cleveland Hts., OH 44121 or to Solon Community Church 33955 Sherbrook Park Dr. Solon, OH 44139. Visitors are welcome to sign the online guest book at www.loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville. (TTB, 3/11/20)