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Jerry McFann

Jerry McFann
Jerry McFann

Noble Jerry McFann was born the son of Noble McFann and Sarah Edna (Courington) McFann on December 5, 1948 at Myrtle, Missouri and departed this life September 18, 2012 near Myrtle, Missouri at the age of 63 years.

He was united in marriage October 6, 1989 at Myrtle, Missouri to Peggy Crowe.    

He is survived by his wife, Peggy McFann of the home in Myrtle; nine children, Shelly Martin and husband, John of Leon, Kansas, Rochelle Childress and husband, Paul of Benton, Arkansas, Jerri Elder and husband, Aaron of Naylor, Missouri, Leon McFann and wife, Victoria of Wichita, Kansas, Nolie Kern and husband, Tommy of Gilbert, Arizona, Jerry McFann and wife, Rachel of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Phoenix Klemann and husband, Matt of Navarre, Florida, Larry Andrews and wife, Melanie of Cabot, Arkansas and Jerrica McFann of Van Buren, Missouri; twenty-one grandchildren, Jordan, Christopher and wife, Jacki, Caelei and husband, Ryan, Victoria, Shelby, Galen, Selleck, Ruston, Bissette, Lee, Dalton, Christian, Canyon, Tynin, Rusty, Carli, Hollis, Sirus, Sidney and Maycie; four great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Jaxon, Dallas and Noble; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Noble and Edna McFann; paternal grandparents, George and Della McFann and maternal grandparents, Virgil and Stella Courington.

Jerry was a graduate of Couch High School, graduating with the Class of 1966.  After graduation, he began his career working along side his dad as a logger and at the family sawmill.

As he was growing up he could often be found at the McFann Garage in Myrtle where he soon became a grease monkey.  Later in life he became interested in restoring old cars and trucks and was often seen driving one in the Myrtle Yester-Daze Parade.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking, making many treasures for family and friends.

Jerry liked working in the community, visiting with people and cooking, especially when using his special secret barbecue sauce.

The joy of his life was his family.  He loved his wife, Peggy, his children and grandchildren, and looked forward with great anticipation to the annual McFann family reunion. 

Jerry was a member of the Dellhalf Church of Christ.  He will be remembered as a man that lead a simple life with love for his family and a big heart for his fellowman.  He will truly be missed by his family and the community in which he lived.

Funeral services for Mr. McFann will be Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the Dellhalf Church of Christ near Myrtle, Missouri with Harvey Seagraves officiating.  The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Burial will be in the Jeff Cemetery, East of Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory, to the Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department and left at the funeral home.



  1. Mark and Sonyia Gower
    September 19, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    God Bless!
    Mark and Sonyia

  2. Virgie and Jimmy Banks
    September 19, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    Peg & Family
    We were saddened to hear about Jerry’s sudden death. We offer our sympathy and condolences to you and the family. May God comfort and strengthen all of you at this
    sad time. I pray that God surround you with his love.

    I have so many good memories of Jerry when we would visit them for 2 or 3 days
    each summer. One was jello, I think Jerry had jello at every meal. I guess he was 2
    or 3 years old. Another one was ants. We (Aunt Edna, Jerry, mother, Willard & me)
    were standing in the front yard, near a tree with ants crawling around the base of the
    tree, Jerry said, that’s piss ants. I remember Aunt Edna saying JERRY!!!!

    I know, he will be missed by many friends and family. Cherish and remember all the
    good times that Jerry brought into each life.

    Love, Virgie & Jimmy

  3. Dennis & Linda Walters
    September 19, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    Peggy and family Dennis and I are so sorry for your loss.Jerry will be missed by many,many people. Our community has lost a wonderful man.

  4. Rick and Nancy Toms
    September 20, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    We all are saddened at the tragic news and pray God will comfort Peggy and all of the family. I have fond memories of Jerry the few times we visited with each other. A very kind, fun-loving guy we will miss. Love to you all. Rick, (cousin) Nancy (Courington), Ryan and Brandon Toms from Collierville, TN.

  5. James & Margie Busch
    September 21, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    Peggy and family, so sad to hear the news of Jerry’s passing…. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Rochelle Childress
    September 21, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    Jerry always had a good story to tell. Some were serious, but most were ended in a good life lesson or humor. Then there were many inventions…the potato gun, the old car with the engenuis radio station changer in the floor where the dimmer switch once was, were my favorites. He always had a project in the works. He took Selleck for a ride in his wooden boat, named after Jerrica. It started to fill up with water, but it never worried Jerry because he would get to spend more hours perfecting it. He took Paul for a ride in his new hot rod he had (almost) finished. It had no windshield, no seatbelts, no power steering. Paul & I decided that day Jerry should have used that car to scare off boyfriends courting his daughters! Jerry was a very intelligent man. I don’t know what his teachers would say about his study skills, but there wasn’t a thing he couldn’t figure out how to make or improve. Popular Mechanics magazines were always around the house, along with airplane magazines, and of course, the Farmers Almanac. I will always think of Jerry when I see a guitar. If I remember the story, Pa taught him how to play.:)
    The thing I admired him most for was his ongoing effort to love all of us. He treated me like I was his biological daughter and he never introduced me as his step child. Thank you Jerry
    for loving my mom too. Enjoy heaven Jerry… don’t leave too much sawdust laying around up there! Love you, Rochelle

  7. Patricia Wattenbarger
    September 22, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

    Peggy & Family, there has already been so many wonderful things said on the postings for Jerry… So I’ll just add “Ditto” and add to know Jerry was to love him. Our Love, Hugs & Prayers are with all The McFann Family… Becky Albright & Family, Patt Wattenbarger & Family, Sharon Montalto & Family & All of The Casey Family.

  8. Beryl Howard
    September 23, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    Jerry – such a special person. And all of your family and friends (and everyone else who met you 🙂 knew and so much loved you. My thoughts and hugs to all left behind and a fond fairwell to you Jerry, you will be much missed. Special positive thoughts out to you Peggy, you are so special as well and my heart aches for you.