Funeral plans for Mountain Home Music founder Joe Shannon have been announced. can be made to Mountain Home Music in Boone or Haven Hospice of Northeast Florida. The entire obituary is posted below:
Joe W. Shannon passed away peacefully on May 13, 2014. Joe was the youngest son of Margaret S. Shannon and the late Joe F. Shannon of Orange Park, FL. He is survived by his mother Margaret Shannon, of Orange Park, brother Frank (Cherryl) of Orange Park, sister Peggy S. Day (Rev. Bill) of Metairie LA, numerous nieces and nephews and many precious friends.
Joe graduated from N. B. Forrest High School, Florida State University, and Appalachian State University. He was a long time resident of Boone NC where he was an educator and actively involved in local cultural activities. Joe loved music, writing and storytelling. Twenty years ago Joe founded Mountain Home Music whose purpose was to honor the musicians, dancers, storytellers, and poets of the Appalachian region, and served as Executive Director until his retirement this year. In March 2014 Joe received one of North Carolina