Robert Lee Shannon, Heyworth, 70, passed away peacefully March 24, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz.

He is survived by his daughter, Sherri Shannon; granddaughter, Michelle Alvey; and his sister, Nanci Shannon Dyer.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Robert Shannon; parents, Porter and Alte Mae Dryer Shannon; his wife, Sandra Shannon; and his sister, Sharon Shannon Reynolds.

Robert was a graduate of Ellsworth High School and served in the U.S. Air Force at Whiteman Air Force Base, Warrensburg, Mo.

After his discharge, he became a tool and die maker, working at both General Electric and Caterpillar from which he received many patents for his work.

He was an avid sports fan, especially football. He loved being a grandfather as well as traveling, which is where he met and married Sandra. While married they resided in Melbourne, Australia.

He and his “Aussie” wife lived happily “down under” for 10 years traveling to several countries where he made lots of friends.

A private service will be planned to celebrate his life.

Please visit the online guestbook at

Arrangements made under the care of Vistoso Funeral Home, Oro Valley, Ariz.

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