James “Shannon” Church, 58, of North Wilkesboro passed away, Friday, June 19, 2020, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Church was born April 1, 1962, in Wilkes County to David Carl and Barbara Johnson Church.

Shannon loved fishing and NASCAR. He enjoyed working on and cleaning cars of which he had tremendous knowledge. He also loved charcoal grilling.  He was a member of the Baptist denomination.

Shannon was preceded in death by his mother

A private memorial service will be held.

Mr. Church is survived by three sons, Shawn Joshua “Josh” Church and spouse, Loretta, of Brooklet, Ga., David Shannon Church and spouse, Jammie, of Glen St. Mary, Fla., and Zachary Adam Church, and spouse, Haily, of Gallatin, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Aubree, Luke, Titus and Darci; his father, David Carl Church of North Wilkesboro; a brother, David Hayden Church and spouse, Ashley Drew, and a sister, Sharon Church Royal, and spouse, David, all of North Wilkesboro; and several nieces and nephews

The family requests no flowers, please. Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607 or the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 27985, Raleigh, N.C. 27611.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at www.millerfuneralservice.com.

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