Shannon Pharis, a resident of Berryville, AR, was born Oct. 31, 1960 in Berryville, AR, a son of Vernon H. and Betty J. (Butler) Pharis. He departed this life Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 near Berryville, at the age of 52 years.
Shannon served his country in the United States Air Force during Desert Storm. After retiring from 20 years in the service, he worked as a mail carrier and local realtor for many years. Shannon was a member of the United Methodist Church in Green Forest and of the V.F.W.
On May 10, 1986, Shannon was united in marriage with Mary Ann (Hill) Pharis who survives him of the home. He is also survived by son, Jarod Pharis and wife Natalie of St. Joseph, MO; daughter, Ashleigh Pharis of Berryville, AR; two brothers, Keith Pharis and wife Laura of Fayetteville, AR and Jamie Pharis of Texas; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and loved ones.
Shannon was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon H. and Betty J. Pharis and one brother, Eddie Bradley.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Brother Billy McCall officiating. Cremation will follow the service under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of Green Forest, P.O. Box 770, Green Forest, AR 72638 or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.