Robert J. Fannan

July 8, 1927– June 24, 2020

Robert Junior Fannan, age 92, Joplin, passed away at 5:51 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Medicalodges of Neosho.

Robert was born July 8, 1927 in Joplin to the late Robert Lee Fannan and Gladys Hutchins Fannan and had lived in the Joplin area all of his life.

Robert attended Joplin schools and worked as a general laborer for several different companies.  He enjoyed bowling; ceramics; building and flying remote control planes and collecting different types of fish for his tanks.  He was known for his orneriness and his craftsmanship.  Robert often built things and was very proud of his work.

Robert was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, retiring with the rank of Seaman First Class.  He served on the Battleship Pennsylvania and was awarded several citations, including the Victory Medal and the Purple Heart.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Billie Jennings, in 1982 and his second wife, Joy Arlene Keeton, in 1995.  He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Enscore and Sandra Tonk; and two siblings.

Survivors include two sisters, Pattie Youngblood, Wanetta Warren; one brother, Ken Fannan; five grandchildren, Melissa, Robert, Traci, Theda and Shanna; eleven great grandchildren; and thirteen great-great grandchildren.

Services are planned for Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel.  Rev. Alan McCamey will officiate.  Interment with full military honors will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

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