John Edward Gannon

September 7, 1942March 27, 2019

John E Gannon, age 76, of Independence, passed away March 27, 2019.

John was born September 7, 1942 to Harold and Anna Gannon of Hillsboro, Illinois. After high school, he enlisted in the US Air Force from 1960 to 1965. He returned to Decatur, Illinois where he married Diane Larson. They had one son Michael.

John worked at Firestone, then joined the Sheet Metal Union and moved to Independence. He retired from Sheet Metal Union Local #2.

Surviving John is his son Michael and wife Laura Gannon of Bloomington, Illinois. Granddaughter Breanna of Oreana, Illinois. Grandsons; Eric of Chicago and Ryan of Bloomington. One very special great grandaughter, Emma.

His family would like to recognize his very special friends; Bob & Jan Rich, Bill Mc Fall, Ken & Debbie Canada, and Tony Jones. He will be missed by is faithful dog, Snooker.


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