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Obituary - Ernest L. 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, Willard Gann and Albert Gann; his sisters, Leona Mallett, Donna Caballero, Linda Sue Gann and Mamie Ingraham.
Ernest is survived by his brothers, Thomas (Carolyn) Gann of Steger, Ill., David Ralph (Lucy) Gann of Warsaw, Nick (Tamara) Gann of Conway and Larry (Molly) Gann of St. James; sisters, Gloria Lurvey of Nixa, Vickey (Bill) Stackhouse of Platte City, Lura Mackey of St. Ann, Lucy Wahlforth of Tonganoxie, Kan. and Tami Davis-Daniel of Platte City. He also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Williams Cemetery in Licking, Mo. with full military honors. A visitation was held Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 10 - 11 a.m. 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 was Clifton Gann. Arrangements are under direction of Fox Funeral Home, Licking.

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