Christopher Hugh Shannon

Christopher Hugh Shannon

Wakefield, VA
10.07.1968 - 08.31.2020
Phoenix, Arizona

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

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New Harvest Christian Life Ministries
68 Old Burrough Road
Surry, VA 23883
United States


Cubby, you were the best friend I ever had. No words can describe the loss that I and many others have felt since hearing the bad news. Just know that I’ll always love ya brother and hope we’ll jam together again someday. Rest easy and fly high brother, you got your wings.

Matt Barfield

To Maureen, Craig and the Shannon Family,
I wish for your strength and comfort of God's presence as you endure this difficult time. Remember that there is no sorrow that HE cannot soothe. He has promised to be with us through all situations and circumstances. I am praying that God will comfort and keep each of you as you prepare to live on without your loved one, Chris. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joyce Holmes

Chris was one of the truest persons I've ever known. His real unconditional love touched my heart to the core. He will be missed deeply. Heaven just couldn't wait to get him on that worship team. I can see him now playing his heart out before our KING. ❤

Christy Wilkinson

Rest in peace Cubby. You were, and always will be one of the most genuine friends anyone could ever have. You will be missed by so many. Until we meet again my friend.

Jason Marshall

Will miss your stories, your jokes, your wisdom and kindness. Will miss how I would offer you a drink and you held up your diet Pepsi every time stating you brought your own. Ha! We will hold tight to the numerous memories you gave us. RIP dear friend. #forevercubbylove

Shane and Shelley Jones

You truly we're my best friend and you were always there for me no matter how crazy I acted and never judged me. You listened and helped me with all of my problems especially when I was struggling with Cruise dying. I will always love and miss you. Life will never be the same without you. Please tell all the doggies I miss them and love them. One day I hope to see you all soon.

Gail Pearl

Chris was such a sweet person, he was always kind . He will be truly missed. Praying for his family.

Michelle Martin Hernandez

Till we meet again brother.Glad we got to chat one more time before your glorious journey.No more suffering,No more pain.We will all embark on the same journey when our time comes.One by one we will be joined again.Peace be the way may the light be the direction.

Kimball Smith

Cubby, thank you for being an awesome friend and band mate. I will miss our long phone calls and conversations. You were truly the " glue" that held us boys together. Many good times to cherish and many memories. I hope that we can all live our lives as genuine as you did. You're " Home Sweet Home" now. As much as it hurts. I wish you peace in your journey with God.

Sean Wade

Cubby you were a kind man with a big heart. I hate you had to leave us so young. I know there were still some bass guitar lines to be played. Cancer is a terrible disease. May you rest in eternal peace my friend.

Paul Cobb

Paul Cobb

Friends like this are never forgotten. Many years of friendship and amazing memories will live on through all the people who love you. You have a large space in my heart. Will forever be family, brothers, and great, Friends.

Jack E. Taylor ( Chopper )

Offering our sincere sympathy on the passing of Christopher. He was part of our Rochester, NY family and he always brought a smile to our day. We will miss him greatly. Memories will keep him in our hearts. May your own memories keep you strong. Karyl & Dave.

Karyl Kross & Dave Dayton

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