Ropes Independent School District, Alumni Spotlight – Charles Shannon
Charles Shannon graduated from Ropes High School in 1947, 70 years ago. He moved with his parents to Ropesville in 1938 as part of the Ropesville Resettlement Project. He attended Texas Tech until 1950 when he married and began farming. He became the gin manager at the age of 25 and spent 38 years in Agribusiness and sales of fertilizer and chemicals. In 1974 he married Jerry Beth Shannon. Charles farmed until 1996.
During his lifetime he has served as the Mayor of the City of Ropesville, Secretary of the Ropes ISD Board of Education, a member of the Hockley County School Board, Chairman of the Hockley County Farm Bureau, member of the Hockley County Industrial Foundation, member of the board of the South Plains Community Action Agency.