Jackie “Jack” Dean Gannaway, 81, of Kearney, Mo. and Eagle Rock, Mo., went to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Linda on December 19, 2017. He was born on August 22, 1936 in Lathrop, Mo., to John and Dorothy Gannaway. He was united in marriage to Linda (Jones) Gannaway on April 11, 1958 and celebrated 58 years of marriage together.
Jack worked for Corn Products Company/National Starch for many years until he and Linda bought Oak Hill Court, a 13 cabin trout fishing resort near Roaring River State Park. They operated the resort for over 10 years before selling it and enjoying a peaceful home on Table Rock Lake. He continued to work part time in Roaring River State Park in the park store and enjoyed the company of fellow fishermen.
Jack enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, deer hunting and happy hour with his lake buddies. He also loved his beloved Scottie and Westie dogs, Fancy and Scooter.
Jack leaves behind daughters, Sarah Plotycia and Donna Rosenthal (Al); grandchildren, Morgan, Taylor (Justin), Hannah, Lauren and Adam; brother, Tom (Lucille); sisters, Joyce and Marilyn (Jim); and many additional cherished family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Linda; parents; brother, Gene; sister, Nancy; and beloved dogs, Spooker, Sassy and Scooter.
He will be forever remembered and dearly missed. He was lost without his beloved Linda and we rejoice that they have been reunited in Heaven.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2017 at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney, Mo., with services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Smithville Cemetery, Smithville, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or your favorite animal rescue.
Our Sincere Condolences
To the family of Jack,
Mark and I, especially want to send our condolences. My father Kenny Moore farmed for Linda’s parents (Lawrence and Beulah Jones) many years ago. I was 15 and spent time with them. I do recall cleaning house and babysitting a lot for some great people. Sending lots of prayers.
Mark and Kathy (Moore) Reid