In Memory

Shannon Sims

Shannon Sims passed away on November 12, 2018, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife, classmate Anne Houyoux, and two daughters, Kelly and Michelle. Shannon lived in Marianna, Florida. He was a member of the U.S. Navy and worked on submarines as an Ocean Systems Tech for four years followed by additional service in the Naval Reserves. Shannon spent the rest of his working career employed by various offshore companies as Chief Engineer on large research and supply vessels, traveling all over the world. According to his obituary, Shannon loved his family, his labrador retrievers, music, and the Ocean. He was happy spending time by the water. Shannon was known for his great sense of humor and light-hearted spirit.

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04/11/19 01:57 PM #1    

Becky Berry (Creswell)

Shannon was my very first “real” boyfriend (first kiss!) and an all around wonderful guy. My deepest condolences to Anne and the rest of his family & friends.

04/12/19 11:02 AM #2    

Randy Loftus

Shannon was a friend & team mate of mine on the WJ Varsity football team. In practice, I had the most difficult task of trying to tackle him ( one on one ) & to try to get through his strong blocks...he was a great big bruising running back with a gentle soul.

Fast forward into the 80's, I was working on an oceanographic research vessel...( Homeported in Annapolis ) and one day Shannon comes aboard looking for the Capt. & he and I had a great 'mini reunion' and a 'catch up ' session for ~ 1 hour or so...we ' replayed ' a few old WJ football games in our heads.

He told me about his Naval training which included SEAL training & being a submarnier and all sorts of World travels...What a Cool visit that was !  ...Out of the Deep Blue Sea itself !

My heart felt thoughts go out to the family...


God Speed Shannon !  God Speed  !


You were a Real 'Spartan' ! 





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