Rowland ShannonName: Rowland Shannon
Date of Death: April 2, 2014
Age at death: 58
Rowland Peek Shannon, Sr., "Rowpeek," 58, Bradenton, passed away April 2, 2014. Rowland was born March 30, 1956 in Bradenton to Joseph E. and Eugenia (Raymond) Shannon.
A lifelong resident of Bradenton, and was a graduate of Manatee High School Class 1974 where he was Senior Class President. He continued his studies by attending Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he majored in Music.
Growing up Rowland would help his father Joseph by working at Shannon Funeral Home, was the owner of AdSpecialties Incentives in Bradenton for many years, and then worked as Account Executive for Tasco/Halo-Branded Solutions. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton, President and founder of the Manatee County Native Club, member of the De Soto Celebration, Manatee "100" Club, former member of the Bradenton Yacht Club, Manatee County Historical Society; he was also an avid hunter and fisherman
He was predeceased by his father Joseph and is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Cathi (Schenk) Shannon, three precious children; Rowland, P. Shannon, Jr., Ryan J. Shannon, and Cierra E. Shannon, all of Bradenton, mother, Gene Shannon, brother, J. Ray Shannon of Bradenton, two sisters; Sally (Bill) McGill of Braselton, GA., Katherine Ann Shannon of Bradenton, and many extended family members and friends.
He will be truly missed by all and treasured in his family's heart forever.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 P.M. on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. A Celebration of Rowland's life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton with interment to follow at Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton.
The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the Manatee County Historical Society in his memory. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.