American Veteran 01

James “Scoobie D” Shannon

February 1, 1950 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 71)


James Willie Shannon, Also Known as Scoobie D' was born February 1, 1950, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Essie Hodges- Walker and James Shannon. He had another father in Brady Walker Sr.

At the tender age of Seventeen, he met the Love of His Life, Ruth Ann Patterson, shortly after, GOD allowed them to unite as one on October 18, 1980, in Michigan City, Indiana.
They were together for 53 years.

Born and raised in Michigan City, Indiana, where he graduated from Elston High School, while attending college in Michigan, he was drafted into the Army (101ST Airborne Division), on December 27, 1970. While in combat, he was shot, saving another soldier and received a Bronze Star medal with V Device, as well as a Purple Heart for the wound he received. James also was the first African American Firefighter in LaPorte, Indiana. Scoobie D' loved to cook, go to the casino, golf, dance, spend time with family, his friends, his dog/ child, “Liz” and talk mess about basketball.

James Willie Shannon aka "Scoobie D" 71, of Michigan City, Indiana departed this life on January 12, 2022 at Franciscan Health Centers. Burial will take at 11am at Abraham National Lincoln Cemetery 20953 W Hoff Rd. Elmwood, Illinois 60421.

Cherishing his unforgettable memories are: His bestfriend and love of his life Ruth Ann Shannon, sons: James (Felicia) Shannon, Tommy (Julie) Shannon, Jason (Talisha) Shannon and one daughter: Claudine Wooten, Sisters: Josie Bates, Mary Betty Jean White and Sabrina Harmon, one brother: Clent Jenkins, Special sister-in-laws: Johanna Boyd, Rena Cassagnol, Sara Mae Richmond, Special Daughter- Nieces: Dominique Shannon, Erica Shannon, Wantice Shannon, Karen and Sharen Walker, and the late Shirley Sims, special daughter: Danika Thompkins, Brother- In- Laws: James (Dickey) Lee, Larry Patterson, Steve Patterson, Ernie Patterson, a special cousin: James Kent, 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, Special Family: Alphonso Smith, Harold Kennedy, Johnny Langham, Larry (Ruby) Evans, James Ellis, Robert (Simco) Sims, Luther (Ernestine) Wade, James Kent, Alex Jones and Tance (T. C.) Falls, and last but not least a man's best-friend, his dog "Liz".

Scoobie D will be sorely missed by all that knew him.


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January 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Abraham National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Rd.
Elwood, IN 60421

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