N. Shannon Johnson, 75, of Hannibal, passed away at 11:28 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at his home.

N. Shannon Johnson, 75, of Hannibal, passed away at 11:28 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at his home.

Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. A memorial service will be held later.

Shannon was born on Sept. 13, 1943, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Donald Jackson Johnson and Dorothy Marie Tapley Johnson.

Shannon was married on Aug. 20, 1967, in Charleston, W.V., to Sandy Woolwine. She survives.

Other survivors include two children, Shammy Johnson of Hannibal and Duke Johnson (Kelly) of Buford, Ga.; one brother, Charles Johnson (Jan) of Ashland; two grandchildren, Daphane Dembowski and Devan Vernold; and three great-grandchildren, McKaela, Stephanie and Taylor. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Shannon was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant grandson, Aaron Johnson.

Shannon was the owner of the Mark Twain Card Shop in Hannibal for many years. Shannon had also worked as a computer programmer for many years.

Away from work Shannon loved sports. He could recite season by season baseball statistics for almost any notable Major Leaguer. While the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers were Shannon’s favorite team, he loved to watch all sports, including Mizzou athletics and actively participated in many Fantasy Leagues over the years. 

Collecting baseball cards, golfing and discussing politics were a few of Shannon’s favorites.  Shannon loved his dog, enjoyed trips to Las Vegas with his wife and liked to listen to the “Golden Era” of old country music.

Most of all Shannon cherished his family. Times spent enjoying sports together, playing pool with his brother, Chuck, and the fondly remembered family home on Rock Street were all memories close to Shannon’s heart. 

He simply loved the time he shared with his family and friends.

Shannon was a Christian by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Quincy K-9 Connections Rescue or to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com