Otha Dayland Shannon

January 1, 1940 - July 1, 2020

Otha Dayland Shannon, 80, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, Beaumont. He was born on January 1, 1940, to Anna Lou and Otha H. Shannon, in San Antonio, and was a United States Navy veteran. Otha was an avid reader. He enjoyed reading crime novels and various news websites. But the bible was his favorite book, and he read it daily. He was a member of West End Baptist Church in Beaumont and previously was a member of Weidner Road Baptist Church in San Antonio, where he was a deacon. He enjoyed visiting nursing homes and singing hymns to the patients.

Survivors include his sons, Dayland James Shannon and his wife, Lisa, of Arlington and Otha H. Shannon and his wife, Erlinda, of Beaumont; daughters, Myrna Robinson and her husband, Willie, and Linda Urban, both of San Antonio; brother, John Taylor and his wife, Soccoro, of Odessa; grandchildren, Kelsey Shannon, D.J. Shannon, Michelle Jean and her husband, Jason, and Richard Shannon; and great-grandchildren, Anthony Messina, Isabelle Jean, James Jean, Jack Jean, Beren Jean.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Herlinda Salinas Shannon; second wife, Sarah Urban Shannon; and brothers, Darryl Taylor and Harry Taylor.

His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6525 North Meridian Avenue, Suite 110, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116; West End Baptist Church, 8180 Phelan Blvd, Beaumont, Texas 77706; or Weidner Road Baptist Church, 121 North Weidner Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233.

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Myrna Robinson

Best Dad my Mom could of married. Always treated my husband Willie and I as family.. loved him dearly, Willie will miss the teasing back and forth they did, playing guitars and has lost a good friend. My condolences, prayers and love. Myrna and Willie Robinson

Beverly Harts

I looked up to him as a Father! We would sit he would tell me stories . Sweet man God fearing man!!!! He was a great example to me!!! When I first went to Weidner Road Baptist Church he greeted me at the door with a welcoming smile!!!!

Letty Salinas Ward

My deepest condolences. May Tio Dylan rest in peace.

Kathryn Hinojosa

Otha, Erlinda, and Family, may Our Heavenly Father wrap his loving arms round you. What a wonderful man and he loved his family. I remember when he would come to Beaumont for the "Talent Show" to watch his talented Son and Grandson. My prayers and love to all of you. Kathryn Hinojosa

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Anns Hamilton

Otha was the friendliest person. Always greeted me with a smile when I came through the door at Weidner Road Babtist Church. Him & Sarah were my immediate friends. He will be missed terribly.