MYRTLE BEACH—Christopher Paul “Shannon” Powell passed away June 19 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones.

Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Nov. 15,1975, to Pete and Judy Powell, Shannon graduated from Socastee High School and went on to study and play football at Ottawa University.

Shannon was an avid sportsman and a fan of Florida State University. He was dedicated to his family and his girlfriend Brook. He loved to travel, he enjoyed time with his dogs and loved to make people smile.

Shannon is survived by his father and mother, Pete and Judy Powell; sister Jessica Powell; grandmother Anna Powell; uncles John Paul Powell Jr., Bruce Hedrick and Wayne Hedrick; aunt Teresa Penland and his girlfriend Brook Collins.

His celebration of life was held June 23 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.

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