Christopher Hugh Shannon
Christopher Hugh Shannon, 51, of Wakefield, VA went to be with the Lord in the early morning of Monday, August 31, 2020, after battling cancer. In his final hours, he was surrounded by his family.
Chris was born in Phoenix, AZ in 1968, and moved to Virginia as a child. A 1986 graduate of Surry County High School, he served in the Virginia Air National Guard, and was employed at BASF in Suffolk. He was a member of New Harvest Christian Life Ministries in Surry, VA, where he played bass guitar for the worship team. He was an avid baseball player, playing on both Dendron and Wakefield teams for many years.
Known as “Cubby” by some of his closest friends, he was a member of the local rock band FUSE. Well known and loved by many, he was known for his generosity and compassion. His friends said that they could never “out-friend” him.
Chris is survived by his parents Gerry and Sylvia Shannon; his sister, Maureen Mallory (Craig), his brother Danny Shannon (Su); his sister, Kerry Shannon; one niece (Kyrsten Joyner) and four nephews (Joshua Cardman, Cody Gritz, Michael Shannon, and Nick Shannon); and four great-nieces and two great-nephews. He had a swath of friends too numerous to name.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at New Harvest Christian Life Ministries, 68 Old Burrough Road, Surry, VA. Memorial donations may be made to the church. The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Wakefield Chapel where condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.
New Harvest Christian Life Ministries
68 Old Burrough Road
Surry, VA 23883