Growing up, Shannon excelled at sports. He was a graduate of Smithville High School. He joined the Iron Workers Union after high school, where his agility, strength, and high spirits allowed him to walk narrow beams to help create so many bridges and buildings throughout Kansas City, all of which he was proud of.
Another proud moment for him was joining the Freemasons. The Masons brought him great joy, and new friends, and he was eager to become more involved wanting to become a Master Mason, a Scottish Rite, and Shriner. But it was the men at the Clay Lodge that became his second family.
His proudest achievement was marrying his best friend and raising three daughters. Nothing was ever more important than his family. He was a loving, compassionate, protective father who loved spoiling his kids. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for any of them.
Shannon is survived by his wife, Sarah Freeman; daughter, Skyler Freeman; step daughters, Cayley and Jacey Dodson; mother and father, Barbara and Harvey Freeman; brother, Brian Freeman; and grandmother, Geneva Blades.
A Masonic Service by Clay Lodge will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs, Mo. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Our Sincere Condolences
We were so shocked to hear about Shannon. He was a very dear friend to us both. Please know how very sorry we are for your loss.
Michael & Sarah Kendrick