OBITUARY

John M. (Red) Jennings

March 29, 1943May 9, 2019
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John M. Jennings (Red), was born in Beecher City, Illinois on March 29, 1943. He passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the age of 76.

Red was a gifted athlete at St. Elmo High School, where he set many school records. He was an electrician and a welder by trade at Vulcan Materials.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Phoebe & Dewey Jennings; brothers, Wilkie, Leonard & Dean; half-brother, Duck Roades; sister, Arlene Niehaus.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 56 years, Sharon; daughters, Tammy Jackson (Kenny) & Lisa Jennings (David); sisters, Delva Krost (Frank), Linda Barker (Dan), & Joyce Rogers (Jim); brothers, Ron (Jan), & Vic (Missy); grandchildren, Sarah Inman (Zachary), Macie Jackson (Gabe), and great-granddaughter to be, Caroline Inman.

Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019 from 10-1:30pm at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy, with a Celebration of Life beginning at 1:30pm in the Arch L. Heady Chapel.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, May 13, 2019

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Kim Webster

May 11, 2019

Pee Wee Denton

May 11, 2019

Red and I grew up together. We fished, hunted, swam , farmed and rode motorcycles together. We were life long friends and did a lot of things as teenage boys growing up in the country. Red was a lot of fun and we had some great times. He will always remain as one of my closest and best childhood friends.

Cathy Corbin

May 10, 2019

Red was the best neighbor ever he was always there for me. Always looking out for me and the boys. Scared me many a late nights getting out of my car hearing how you doin girl. A lot of tears will be shed but I know in my heart Ricky will be glad to have his best buddy with him. Farwell red you have touched so many life. Love and miss you.

Kim Webster

May 10, 2019

Francesca Crofts

May 10, 2019

Goodbye , Great Uncle,"Red". It has been a long time since we saw each other...but I always looked forward to seeing you when I was little. I think it was your red hair that made me smile at Thanksgiving at my Grandma's house ( Arlene) or the family reunion. Rest now...

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