Obituaries

Obituaries

William "Bill" Fannin Jr. 1929 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for William S. "Bill" Fannin Jr., 77, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in the Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.Mr. Fannin died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at Hickory Pointe Care Center in Oskaloosa.He was born Sept. 23, 1929, in Topeka, the son of William S. Fannin Sr. and Ruth Louise Williams Fannin.Mr. Fannin had been a resident of the Lawrence area since 1950. He worked as a logger, truck driver, farmer and had formerly owned and operated Fannin Sawmill.He served in the Sarcoxie Fire District No. 4 as truck captain from 1985 to 2003 and was instrumental in starting the fire department in 1985. He was a member of Jefferson County Firefighters Association, NRA and Lawrence Parkinson's Support Group. He was a member of McLouth Church of the Nazarene.He married Dorothy J. Mooney Dec. 7, 1950, in Topeka. She survives, of their home in Oskaloosa.Other survivors include a daughter, Donna E. Fannin, Oskaloosa; a son, Steven E., Tonganoxie; a sister, Dixie L. Rees, Grantville; two grandchildren, Mary and William; three step-grandchildren; and a foster son, Dan Affalter of Lawrence.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.The family suggests memorial contributions, sent in care of the mortuary, to Jefferson County Firefighters Association, designated for training; Hickory Pointe Care Center Resident Fund; McLouth Church of the Nazarene food pantry; or Lawrence Humane Society.Online condolences may be sent to <a href="mailtoinfo@warren-mcelwain.com">info@warren-mcelwain.com</a>, subject: Fannin.