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.