Virgil R. Fannin

June 03, 1934 - August 22, 2009

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Virgil R. Fannin, 75, of Kendallville died Saturday, August 22, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. in his residence.

Mr. Fannin lived in Kendallville since 1955, coming from Kentucky. He had worked at Lane Foundry in Lisbon for 33 years and Tenneco Manufacturing in Ligonier for 12 years. He attended the Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley.

Virgil loved his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, his wife, family, and friends. He was always delighted to see his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed talking and joking with them. He loved to read and was a writer of poetry and songs. He loved attending Sunday School and church. He was well loved.

He was born June 3, 1934, in Drift, Kentucky, to James Edgar and Florence (Smith) Fannin. On February 1, 1956, in Kendallville he married Wanda Hunter.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda Fannin of Kendallville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and James Parks of Avilla and Angela and Pat Rudolph of Kendallville; ten grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and a brother, Irvin Fannin of Flagstaff, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Sandra Warrix in February, 2006, and Connie Slone in July, 2006, three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 26, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Sam Weimer officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery near Rome City.

His pallbearers are sons-in-law, Pat Rudolph and Jim Parks, grandsons, Joel Parts and Chad Rudolph, and nephew, Bill R. Ousley.

Preferred memorials are to the Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley.

Calling is Tuesday, August 25, 2009, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and also Wednesday, August 26, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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January 9th, 2016 8:30pm

I am the grand-daughter of Irvin and Dorothy and I knew of Virgil's passing although I had not seen him in some time. I remember him from when I was much younger and sad that I did not have the opportunity to spend more time with him. I would like to be in touch if possible and would love to be contacted. My phone is # 916.295.0328. Take Care.

wilma hunter
August 29th, 2009 3:20pm

wanda, karen angie i am so sorry about virgil i loved him he was a good man.i know he is rejoicing in heaven now. ilove you all and you are in my prayers

Linda Tackett Capocy
August 28th, 2009 5:22pm

Wanda, I am so sorry to hear about Virgil. I don't know what to say. My heart is broken for you and the girls. I love you. Linda

Fairl & Brenda Sparkman
August 28th, 2009 12:06pm
McMinnville, Tn

Wanda,Karen,Angela and family. Fairl and I are sorry for your loss.Virgil was a wonderful man.

otis hunter
August 27th, 2009 3:56pm
garrett in.

wanda & family i am so sorry.i love virgil and i will miss him. i will think of him often.

joyce @kathy hartman
August 26th, 2009 4:12pm

wanda, sorry to hear about your loss we will be praying for you, we love you @ your famly, joyce @kathy hartman

Pam Hunter Bates
August 26th, 2009 12:55pm
Hindman, Kentucky

Wanda, I wish I could be there, but I can't. I just want you to know that I loved Virgil. He was a good man, I will always remember his little laugh. I wish I could do something to help you through this but the only thing I can do is pray and believe me, you and the girls and grandchildren are certainly in my prayers, I love you all! Pam

Nyra Wright
August 25th, 2009 1:46am
Elkhart, In.

Wanda and Family, Tammy and I are so sorry to hear about Virgil. Please know that we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Nyra Wright

August 23rd, 2009 9:31pm

I love you and miss you You were such a good Dad and Grandpa!!!

August 23rd, 2009 4:56pm
Kendallville, indiana

Dear Wanda, Angie and Karen and family: You are all in my prayers as you have been during the past year. I know that Virgil is with Jesus and his beloved daughters now....may that knowledge bring you peace and comfort at this time. With love and prayers...