- Local Guide
Everette E. Fannon, 92, of 219 East Second Street, Rockford, Ohio, died at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford.
He was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Saint Marys, the son of Lee and Ruth (Fee) Fannon. He married Gloria Holtzapple on July 3, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2005.
He is survived by his two daughters, Billie (Johnnie) Tullis, of Rockford, and Dawn (Jack) King, of Wapakoneta; five grandchildren, Traci Guernsey, Tabatha Kraner, Travis Strete, Darryl King and Demra Smith. He is also survived by one brother, Chuck Fannon, of Saint Marys.
Mr. Fannon was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Tami Strete, and his siblings, Fred Fannon, Richard Fannon, Nelma Hecht and Marlene Fannon.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served as a medic during World War II. He retired as a foreman and union representative from Unisteel Body in Lima, and he also worked for many years as a custodian for the Saint Marys City Schools. He was a licensed barber and cut hair for many years earlier in his life. He was a member of New Horizon Community Church in Rockford, VFW Post 9289 and American Legion Post 323, both in Saint Marys. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He had a beautiful tenor voice and loved to sing.
Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, Ohio, with Pastor Dave Sauers as officiant. Military burial rites will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Saint Marys.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to Camp Cotubic in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Condolences may be sent to Mr. Fannon’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.