An obituary for Dr. George William Shannon, Jr.


Dr. George William Shannon, aged 76, died peacefully in Columbus, Georgia surrounded by members of his quick household on June 11, 2022.

Funeral service will happen at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 18, 2022 on the Church of the Holy Household headed by Father Ben Dallas. Rosary and night prayers will happen at 6:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2022 with a visitation adopted till 8:00 PM at McMullen Funeral Residence and Crematory, 3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, GA 31907. For these unable to attend funeral mass, will probably be streamed dwell on the McMullen Funeral web site. The burial will later be held at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Loreto, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Shannon was born in Culver, Pennsylvania, to Agnes Marie (Hooper) Shannon and George William Shannon. He was a part of the inaugural graduating class of 1963 at Bishop Carroll Excessive College in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania and went on to earn a BA with honors from St. Francis Faculty in Loreto, Pennsylvania. In St. Francis he was chair of his senior class and was awarded the “Mr. Frankie Award for Educational Excellence and Extracurricular Participation. It was and nonetheless is the best annual award given by the college to college students. He continued his research and obtained his MD from Case Western Reserve College in Cleveland, Ohio, and accomplished his internship and his residency in inner drugs on the College of Cleveland Hospitals.He was board licensed in household and inner drugs.After finishing his coaching, he served for 2 years within the US Public Well being Service in Parsons, Tennessee.After his service, Dr. Shannon moved to Jackson, Tennessee to change into the founding director For medical training within the College of Tennessee Household Drugs Residency Program till 1982 when he subsequently moved to Columbus, Georgia to simply accept the place of Director of Medical Schooling at The Medical Middle.Dr. Shannon additionally served as Affiliate Dean at Emory College and the Faculty of Drugs of Georgia throughout this time.In 1988 , left this place to enter non-public observe and was a founding member of the Horizons Doctor Community/Horizons Diagnostics Group.Along with his scientific observe and repair as Medical Director, Dr. Shannon was Affiliate Professor and an assistant professor on the Philadelphia Faculty of Osteopathic Drugs, the Gwinnett Campus of Georgia, and the College of Tennessee respectively. He retired from his observe in 2015 to spend extra time with household and mates, benefit from the peace and serenity of his residence on Lake Martin in Alabama, and comply with his lovable tiger Auburn. In 2019, he joined the Spring Harbor neighborhood the place he spent the remainder of his life.

Amongst his in depth volunteer expertise, Dr. Shannon has served in a number of roles on the Georgia Academy of Household Physicians, together with Chairman of the Board of Administrators and the American Academy of Household Physicians, together with Board Member. In recognition of his service, he was twice awarded the President’s Award for the Georgia Academy of Household Physicians. He was additionally awarded the title of 1998 Household Doctor by the Georgia Academy of Household Physicians and the Georgia Medical Affiliation.

He was preceded in dying by his dad and mom, Agnes and George Shannon, Patricia Christner Moore Shannon, his sister Joseph Shannon, brother, and Lieutenant Colonel (retired) William McHale, Dorothy’s sister-in-law/brother-in-law.

Dr. Shannon is survived by Kerry Shannon, daughter of Decatur, Georgia and her household, Joe Yonkins, son-in-law, Hannah Yonkins, granddaughter, Cadene Yonkins, grandson, and Heather Ford, daughter of Grand Junction, Colorado and her husband, Adam Ford, son-in-law, Adam’s kids, and George’s siblings , Jean-Marie Shannon of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, Joe’s spouse/sister sister, Dorothy McHale, Sister Meridian, A.D., James Shannon, brother of LaGrange, NC, and his household, Christine, James’s spouse/sister-sister, George is the one who survived A number of nieces and nephews.

Expressed d. Shannon needs that Jim Pinto, Larry “Beamer” Keaton, Stephanie Jankovic, Herb Cawthorne, Sarajane Andrews, mom of Heather Ford and Keri Shannon, be remembered as chosen family members and dependable mates who enriched his life.

Dr. Shannon additionally expressed his need to honor all of the households he served locally, and whose care he entrusted, and all of the resident college students he mentored, and who cross on his teachings to their sufferers and communities, Mary Simpson, Pennsylvania, a pricey pal and colleague and Dr. Michael Sims a particular pal and colleague.

We prolong a particular because of all workers, each non-public and workers, at Spring Harbor, St. Francis Medical Middle, and Columbus Hospice for his or her true dedication to Dr. Shannon’s care and well-being.

In lieu of flowers, the household is asking for donations to be despatched to the Georgia Wholesome Household Alliance, the Basis of Household Physicians of Georgia, which helps the well being care wants of the local people and educates younger folks concerning the harms of tobacco and vaping:

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A memorial tree was planted for Dr. George