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James Ola Fanning, age 87, of Lamar, died at his home November 26, 2013, after a long illness.

James was born March 15, 1926 at Lamar, MO to Joe and Eunice (Doyle) Fanning.  He attended school in Lamar and on November 20, 1948, he married Reba Lucille Morey and together they raised four children.  James was a member of Lamar First Christian Church and was a member of the Lamar VFW.  He served in the U S Army from 1944 until 1946 with service in Europe, the Philippines and Japan. He had worked as a Die Setter for Thorco Industries until his retirement.

James is survived by his wife of 65 years, three sons, Jim & Cheryl Fanning, Gary & Angie Fanning, and Larry & Donna Fanning all of Lamar; one daughter, Kathy and Neil Simons of Lamar; one brother, Victor Fanning of Excelsior Springs, MO; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews.  His parents, one brother, Joe Fanning and three sisters, Mandy Yount, Eva Voorhees, and Jessie Blankenship preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be 1:00 pm Monday, December 2, 2013 at Daniel Funeral Home with Military Honors to follow at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested to American Diabetes Association in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#3 Lamar, MOHelen Fanning Cole 2013-12-02 17:27
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this difficult time.
#2 Cumming, GAJean & Kasi ~ SO Victim Advoca 2013-11-27 08:09
Our heartfelt prayers go out to all who grieve the passing of their precious loved one, James Fanning. May each of you feel the presences of PEACE bestowed upon you! Embrace the memories and the legacy James leaves with you. He'll forever be smiling down upon you awaiting your arrival to meet him back home in Heaven.
#1 Lithopolis, OHKyla Marshall 2013-11-26 12:59
May my prayers and thoughts be with all of you in this time. I love you and I hope you can feel my arms around you. He is no longer suffering or hurting. He is now a beautiful angel with God, but I have to say my grandpa was one of the toughest men I have ever known, but yet the warmth of his heart will be forever felt. From always being there for his family to pulling his calfs out of the wintery creeks and bring them in to bottle feed them. To the day that he died loving his wife and his family. He will be missed from the bottom of our hearts.

I love you all,
Kyla Marshall

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