Johnny Shannon funeral costs

$2,015 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 30 months
Johnny Shannon devoted his life to radio and passed away on October 26, 2015. For 50 years Johnny entertained audiences in New York City, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Johnny's skill at his craft is legendary. He was known as the "surgeon general" in the operating room, (production room)...Johnny was also known as "Solid Gold" Shannon  because his work on the air was sterling, (or solid gold). Johnny was beloved and respected by all who knew him. He was the consummate gentleman. Johnny was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2010 and into the San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame in. 2015

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)
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Johnny Shannon Jr. has moved the date of Johnny Shannon's memorial service to the 21st of November because of the number of people who would like to attend the service will be in Austin on the 14th for the Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductions. All of the other information will remain the same as far as time and location. Also John Jr. has reduced the amount monies needed to $2500. If you have not as of hyet contributed and wish to do so John Jr. would greatly appreciate your help.
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Thanks to all who have donated so far to a radio legend to let him know much he was loved and admired. Many monies are still needed...won't you please help?
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Brad Messer
30 months ago

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!

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Lisa Leopold Gregory
30 months ago

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!

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Brad Messer
30 months ago

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!)

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Ed Hernandez
30 months ago

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

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BB
Betsy Britton
30 months ago

this isn't a quote from Sunset, a competitor

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BB
Betsy Britton
30 months ago

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

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Brad Messer
30 months ago

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)

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BB
Betsy Britton
30 months ago

Every bit helps. I know in radio, you're either sinking or swimming. Every 10 dollar donation adds up.

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CT
$25
Carol Turner
29 months ago

Johnny was a good friend to so many people. He will be sorely missed.

AT
$25
Ari Temkin
30 months ago

Johnny was a better person than a broadcaster, and he's in the Hall-of-Fame for broadcasting.

JH
$40
Julie Hannon
30 months ago

Sorry for your loss, Brother. Love you

JW
$300
John Walton
30 months ago

RIP JS

DF
$50
David Foster
30 months ago

What Johnny shared with me in the control/production rooms made my career. What I'd give for one more trip around loop 410 with you and a quart of beer. Thanks Conroe...Ferdicksburg.

$25
Anonymous
30 months ago
LP
$25
Liz Patranella
30 months ago

We'll miss you, Johnny.

AC
$50
Alberto Calvo
30 months ago

My buddy, Johnny. We all love you.

Brad Messer
30 months ago

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!

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Lisa Leopold Gregory
30 months ago

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!

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Brad Messer
30 months ago

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!)

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Ed Hernandez
30 months ago

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

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BB
Betsy Britton
30 months ago

this isn't a quote from Sunset, a competitor

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BB
Betsy Britton
30 months ago

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

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Brad Messer
30 months ago

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)

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BB
Betsy Britton
30 months ago

Every bit helps. I know in radio, you're either sinking or swimming. Every 10 dollar donation adds up.

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