Shannon Junior Edwards

Service

Date: Sat, November 25, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Location:
Grace Church
Address:
4200 E. 25th, Des Moines
Arrangements By:
Brooks Funeral Care

Visitation

Shannon Junior Edwards

Shannon Junior Edwards (aka Whitey and Hardhat), age 92, died November 20, 2017 in Marshalltown, Iowa, at the Iowa Veterans Home.

Shannon, the son of Opha LaVeta (Cooper) and Shannon Charles Edwards was born April 5, 1925. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a radio operator and a side gunner on a Boeing B-17 in WWII.

He is survived by his six children: Charles, LaVeta, Debra, Rodney, Gary, and Edwin; as well as his two sisters, Joyce McDowell and Janice Rhodes. Shannon enjoyed his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Shannon was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved wife, Bonita Ruth.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 25th at Grace Church, 4200 E. 25th in Des Moines. Pastor Shawn Kinnison will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in his honor.

He will be laid to rest in the Van Wert Cemetery at a later time.

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