Shannon C. Donley, 48

NOV. 4, 1963-MAY 3, 2012

May 08, 2012
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Shannon Clark Donley, 48, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., departed this life on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

Born Nov. 4, 1963, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Samuel Jackson Donley Jr. and Annette Patricia Clark.

Shannon was of the Methodist faith. He was a certified lay speaker at Bethesda United Methodist Church at Molers Crossroads, and a parishioner of New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown.

He was a member and past master of Mount Nebo Lodge No. 91 AF & AM, past worthy patron of the Order of the Eastern Star (Shepherdstown), a member and past president of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau, a member and past president of Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board, and an assistant coach for Upward Basketball's Thundering Herd.

He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, René, at home; two sons, Tyler and Trevor; his parents, Pat and Joel Stickler, and Sam and Lane Donley; two sisters, Diana Bello and husband, Arturo, and Elaine Oliver and husband, Mark; one brother, Samuel "Neil" Jackson Donley III and wife, Barbara; two stepsisters, Linda Nicodemus and Susan Stickler Ramey; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family who will deeply miss him.

A memorial life tribute will be held at noon Saturday, May 12, with the Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon officiating. Visitation will be 1 1/2 hours prior to services and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shepherdstown Elementary Association, 662 S. Church St., Shepherdstown, WV 25443, or to the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box F, Shepherdstown, WV  25443.

The family is very proud that Shannon's donation of organs will bless many people with longer, healthier lives.

Condolences to his family may be expressed at his obituary at

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