Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Everette E. Fannon, 92, Rockford, died at 1 p.m. July 6, 2014, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
He was born Dec. 25, 1921, in St. Marys, to Lee and Ruth Fee Fannon. On July 3, 1946, he married Gloria Holtzapple, who died Sept. 30, 2005.
Surviving are two daughters, Billie (Johnnie) Tullis, Rockford, and Dawn (Jack) King, Wapakoneta; a brother, Chuck Fannon, St. Marys; and five grandchildren, Traci Guernsey, Tabatha Kraner, Travis Strete, Darryl King and Demra Smith.
Deceased are siblings, Fred Fannon, Richard Fannon, Nelma Hecht and Marlene Fannon, and a granddaughter, Tami Strete.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a medic during World War II. He retired from Unisteel Body in Lima as a foreman and union representative. He also had worked as a custodian in the St. Marys City Schools and cut hair as a licensed barber for many years earlier in his life. He was a member of New Horizon Community Church, Rockford, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289 and American Legion Post 323, both of St. Marys. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He had a beautiful tenor voice and loved to sing.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Dave Sauers officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Camp Cotubic in Bellefontaine.
Condolences may be left at Millerfuneralhomes.net.
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