|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1965|
|Death: ||May 16, 2011|
Shannon Childress, age 46, formerly of Madisonville, passed away at his home in Nashville, Tennessee surrounded by friends and family on Monday afternoon, May 16 after a lengthy and brave battle with cancer.
He was born on April 6, 1965 and leaves behind his proud parents, Kenneth and Marlene Childress in Madisonville.
He is also survived by two sisters, Carla Childress and Teresa (Jamey) Lutz; nices, Amber (Josh) Mitchell and Courtney Lutz; and a great nephew, Talan all of Madisonville.
He also leaves behind his beloved dogs and faithful companions, Gypsy Rose, Ellie Mae and Jackson Lane.
Shannon graduated from Madisonville North Hopkins High School in 1983. He was a member of his family group, The Childress Family, until leaving for North Carolina in 1985 to play piano professionally in the gospel music field with The Hoppers where he traveled nationally and internationally with them.
He remained with The Hoppers as pianist and bass singer during the 1980's and 90's producing and writing many of their hit songs in the southern gospel music field.
After leaving The Hoppers, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he continued writing and producing music, teaching piano and voice and playing piano at Faith Baptist Church and Holy Trinity Community Church in the Nashville area.
He worked as a paralegal for Adams and Reese Entertainment Law Firm in Nashville for the past ten years until his retirement due to illness.
Shannon was known not only for his extraordinary piano talent and songwriting ability, but also for his warm smile and easy-going personality.
There will be visitation for friends in Nashville at the Spring Hill Funeral Home on Thursday, May 19 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Visitation will be at Covenant Community Church in Madisonville on Friday, May 20 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 A.M. until the funeral hour at 11:00 A.M.
Barnett-Strother Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Interment will take place at Bethlehem Church Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations by made in honor of Shannon to a favorite ministry or charity.
Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery
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Record added: May 17, 2011
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I was very heartbroken to learn of Shannon passing away. I wanted to send this flower as it is my favorite. I loved hearing him sing when he first started singing bass way back in the late 70's. I've thought of him and the family often since those days. M...(Read more)|
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