Ernest Gann

Obituary of Ernest Leo Gann

Ernest Leo Gann was born April 13, 1945 in Licking, MO and passed away May 24, 2020 at Osage Beach, MO. Before joining the military, Ernest worked as a hardwood flooring installer at Fort Leonard Wood with his uncle for several years. He was a disabled veteran who served tours of duty both in Korea and Vietnam. In 1966, shortly after his discharge from the Army, Ernest was involved in a motorcycle accident which left him with reduced motor skills. Using grit and determination, he surpassed all the doctors’ expectations of his recovery and went on to effectively manage his life. As John Wayne would have said, “He was a tough hombre”, as it applied to all areas of his life. Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Albert Gann, Hubert Gann and Willard Gann; Albert Gann; his sisters, Leona Mallett, Donna Caballero, Linda Sue Gann and Mamie Ingraham. Ernest is survived by his brothers, Thomas (Carolyn) Gann, Steger, IL., David Ralph (Lucy) Gann, Warsaw, MO; Nick (Tamara) Gann, Conway, MO; Larry (Molly) Gann, St. James, MO; sisters, Gloria Lurvey, Nixa, MO; Vickey (Bill) Stackhouse, Platte City, MO; Lura Mackey, St. Ann MO; Lucy Wahlforth, Tonganoxie, KS; Tami Davis-Daniel, Platte City, MO. He also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Williams Cemetery, Licking, MO. with full military honors. A visitation was held Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Fox Funeral Home, 128 S. Main St., Licking, MO. Pallbearers were Bill Stackhouse, Nick Gann, Nick Gann II, Donald Gann, David Gann, and Eddie Caballero. Honorary pallbearer, Clifton Gann. Arrangements are under direction of Fox Funeral Home, Licking.
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Saturday
30
May

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Fox Chapel
128 S Main St
Licking, Missouri, United States
573-674-2293
Saturday
30
May

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Williams Cemetery
HWY 32 East
Licking, Missouri, United States
Saturday
30
May

Interment

11:00 am
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Williams Cemetery
Hwy 32
Licking, Missouri, United States
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