Johnny Shannon funeral costs
Johnny's son, John Shannon Jr., is asking for $2500 to help wi th expenses. The service will be held at the Medical Center Baptist Church 7015 Wurzbach Road (78240 for those who will be using your GPS) The service will be at 11:00 AM Saturday November 21st.
Anything you can do to help with the funeral expenses will be very much appreciated. The monies raised will go to Johnny's son, John Wayne Shannon Jr., who will dispense the expenses. In advance, thank you for anything you can do to help Johnny "Solid Gold" Shannon with the kind of send off he so richly deserves. Thanks so much to all of you who have donated so far to this radio legend to let him know much he was loved and admired and may God bless all of you.
Johnny Shannon Jr. (210-719-0871)
PLEASE. NOW'S THE TIME to help cover the cost of Johnny's memorial service. His son John has done everything possible to hold down the cost, and 2500 is a truly reasonable amount. Whatever you can do for the memory of our good friend will be very much appreciated!
My dear friend Johnny Shannon, how you will be missed! Like Brad says, I've never heard a complaint EVER come out of his mouth, always the nicest person you could know. I had the privilege of working with Johnny for some 14 years in this crazy radio business and I will miss him!
Since I questioned the $7000 price, it has dropped by half. I still don't understand how a "memorial service" at a church could cost $3500 so there must be more to it than that. My ONLY concern has been that Johnny's family not be put through any more expense than is absolutely necessary in this sad situation. Johnny and I have been friends and radio colleagues since the Sixties. Never heard the man openly complain about anything. Last time he was at my house a few weeks ago, he was wearing a sweater and socks because of his illness and still didn't have a negative word to say. They don't come better than Johnny. (Betsy, thank you for the information. Appreciated!)
doesn't matter to me what the service cost 700 or 7000 ...Johnny was a friend of mine donate what I can to help... rest in peace my friend
this isn't a quote from Sunset, a competitor
Brad, having just done my preplanning a few months ago, they charge for everything. I'm guessing he's been cremated. That costs a bit, Basic services of funeral director and staff...$2,695, cremation urns, 185-1,900, transfer of remains to the funeral home $395, cremation service $2,780, fee to embalmer (really) $850 are just some of the things that are the least required. If he's not being cremated, then we're talking in the neighborhood of 20,000 minimum
Does anyone know why something described only as a "memorial service" could possibly cost $7000? I will be happy to donate when I understand why that is an honestly fair price. There are some operators in the funeral industry that take advantage of bereaved families who are in shock from losing a loved one and I need to know this isn't what is happening here. Anyone know why it is so expensive? (Johnny wanted to be cremated and that runs less that 800 dollars here)
Every bit helps. I know in radio, you're either sinking or swimming. Every 10 dollar donation adds up.