Bret Richard Shannon

01/07/1986 –


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  • Funeral Service
Date: 01/16/2020
Time: 12:00 pm
 – 1:00 pm


Bret Shannon passed away on January 10, 2020. We will celebrate his life of 34 years at noon on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish in the area below the obituary.

Bret Shannon was born on January 7, 1986, in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated from Monterey High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in both chemistry and biology from Texas Tech University. Bret enjoyed life to the fullest. Everything he touched became an opportunity to learn and educate others. His desire to explore and absorb the most intricate parts of the world around him led him to seek constant knowledge.  He lived in the moment, not wanting to miss any part of life.  He was analytical, compassionate, and a seeker of truth.  Books provided an opportunity to explore people, places, and all the colors of the world. He was an explorer of life and loved the outdoors. Bret was one of a kind as his journey was never dull and was always searching and has now found his joy and peace.

Survivors include his parents, Candice and Sam Smith; sister, Milani Nichole Smith; maternal grandfather, Daniel Robert “Bob” Couch; paternal grandparents, Roy and Dee Smith; aunt and uncle, Cristi and Monte Williams; several cousins and other relatives; biological father Ric Shannon.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Wanda Jo Couch.



The family of Bret Shannon has designated the Youth Ministry at Aldersgate Methodist Church, for memorial contributions donated in his memory.


5 thoughts on “Bret Richard Shannon”

  1. Candy, Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. You have our thought and prayers during this time. Love you!! Ann Lisemby

  2. Grady, Deborah, and Gregory Alberts

    Praying for peace in your heart and soul knowing that Bret is walking the streets of heaven with your beautiful Mother. Love you.

  3. I was honored to have had him as a college student. He was one that challenged his learning and loved what he was learning because it triggered the imagination. He was very intelligent and had a gifted personality.
    Candi, He will always be with you.

  4. Cindy Watkins Williams

    Sam & Candy, I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss of life and love in your lives.
    Prayers for comfort, peace and hope during this time of loss and grief.
    Cindy Watkins Williams

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