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James Patrick Shannon

James Patrick Shannon of Summerville, SC passed away Monday, July 27, 2020. He was born October 9, 1955 and grew up in Columbus, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mary Shannon and his wife, Kammie Olsen Shannon and survived by his brother Mike Shannon and his wife Rhonda, sister Kelly Shannon Sams and her husband Perry and Kammie’s mother and father, Diane and Melvin Olsen. Pat participated in baseball and football in high school and graduated from Polk Central in 1973. He was a Veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1978 until his retirement as a Master Sargent in 1999. His active duty was spent on B-52s then C-141s and often mentioned favorably among his fellow B-52 Gunners. Pat was an avid golfer, a true Braves fan and will be remembered as dependable, fun-loving and comical with a happy-go-lucky personality who never met a stranger. A memorial service to celebrate and honor Pat’s life is planned for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, 10/24/2020 at the Columbus Presbyterian Church.