Kenneth (Kenny) Shannon, Jr.



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Kenneth (Kenny) Shannon, Jr. Greece: Kenny at age 48, returned to the arms of his Heavenly Father on Monday, November 26, 2018. His strong faith in God ultimately gave him mercy and peace. Originally from Rochester, NY, Kenny was employed at Sealed Air Corporation in Simpsonville, SC where he received his Firefighter and EMT certifications which he took pride in. Kenny was a hard worker, soft spoken, generous and available to help anyone. Survived by his mother, Joyce (John) Shaner; father, Kenneth (Gail Falco) Shannon; brother, Stephen Shannon; sisters, Lisa Dunn and Lori (Rick) Triassi; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. His Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday (Jan 5th) at 11:00 AM at Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran Church in his memory. For more information or to sign Kenny’ s online guestbook, please visit


  1. Tina Marini Jacobs on December 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Joyce and family i am so sorry for your my prayers are with you all.may my handsome cousin rest in will truly be missed by all that knew you.

  2. Barbara Lopa on December 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Dear Kenny and Gail,

    I am so saddened to read about your son, Kenny, in today’s newspaper. There are no words that can ease the pain in the loss of a child. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Much love, Barb Lopa

  3. Mary Eileen Hare on December 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. God called him home.

  4. Bonnie and Mike Sandera on December 31, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Lorie, so sorry to hear about your brother.

  5. Tom pizzolanti on January 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Kenny and Joyce and the entire Shannon family, I am deeply sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers.

  6. Kathleen Majewski on January 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Kenny, I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your son. Losing a child can be the hardest loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  7. Rob Call on April 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I worked with Ken for several years in the Roll Coating Division at Kodak. Ken was incredibly hard worker and I enjoyed the lunchtime stories of his various adventures. I am sorry to hear of his passing and deepest sympathy to his family.

  8. Quin Knox on October 25, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    I met Kenny on September 26, 2018 on a flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Charlotte. We were both headed back to South Carolina. We sat beside each other on the plane, full of life! We talked from wheels up to wheels down. We shared a lot on the short flight. He told me about the love he had for his family, mistakes, regrets and his faith and purpose. I was in Ft. Lauderdale for a conference and met hundreds of people but the one who made the most impact that weekend was Kenny. His story gave me insight that no matter what happens in life find your purpose. Before we got off the plane I asked Kenny if I could pray with him, he kindly said no, and turned to me and said you can pray for us! That was also a wake up, everybody needs prayer and forgiveness! Kenny and I prayed together on a packed plane, for us! As I sat here on the beautiful Sunday, I thought about Kenny and decided to google him and saw he passed away. I am truly sorry for your loss and hope that you know that he loved you all so, so much: his mom, dad and his siblings, he was grateful for everything you did for him! May the peace of God overtake you!

  9. Chuck McCall on May 28, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    I just now found out that Kenny had passed away after searching for him for almost 3 years. I worked with him at Sealed Air/Cryovac in Simpsonville SC. He and I were on the Fire Brigade together and the Emergency Medical Team. We went to the SC Fire Academy together in Columbia SC for a week and had a great time. Kenny disappeared the summer of 2018 and I never heard from him again. I am very upset about his passing away. I never got to say goodbye. I wish that someone from Kenny’s family would contact me so I could have closure. Rest in Peace my good friend. 864-714-6062

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