Veteran-IntroAlvin Leslie Gann, 87, of Jackson, MO, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at

Monticello House in Jackson, MO.

He was born August 16, 1929, in Elvins, MO, son of Robert L. and Beulah W. Stricklin Gann.  He and Sally (Pender) Youngblood were married April 19, 1981.

Alvin graduated from Elvins High School and played baseball and basketball.   He graduated from University of Missouri in 1954 with a BS in Forestry.  His first job was with International Paper in Arkansas.  He was drafted into the Army in August of 1954 and served

19 months in Tokyo and was Honorably Discharged.  Returning home he worked for Missouri Conservation Commission until joining Raygas Dist. Company in Ellington, MO.   After selling the gas company to Phillips Oil Company, he then taught school.  He later worked for Production Credit Association as a loan officer until retiring in 1984 and moving to Jackson, MO.  He was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, MO.  Alvin enjoyed Mizzou Tiger Football and Cardinal Baseball. He enjoyed traveling to Canada and had traveled to all 50 states of United States.

Loving survivors include his wife, Sally; three children: Cindy (Larry) Gastineau of Ellington, MO, David Youngblood of Marble Hill, MO; and David Gann of Rolla, MO; seven grandchildren: Erin Tucker, Keri Morrow, Brian Gastineau, Amanda Gann, Krista Gann,  Shawna Williams, and Louis Williams; eight great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his First Wife, Rosalie Rayfield Gann; his daughter Susan; and two brothers: Ed and Larry Gann.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 10, 2016, 10 am until 1 pm in Chapel B at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Jackson, MO.

Funeral service will be Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 1 pm at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, MO, , with the Rev. Kevin Coffee  officiating.

Interment will follow at Cape County Memorial Park, Cape Girardeau, MO, with full military honors.

Memorials may be made to Missouri Veterans Home, Cape Girardeau, MO.

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  1. Frances Mcintosh

    So sorry to hear about Al. He lived a good long life.
    The Moss Family

  2. Joann Hill

    So very sorry. Al was such a good person and truly a gentleman!

    Joann and Jim Hill

  3. Glenda (Fox) Kennedy

    Sally, I’m sorry for your loss.

    Glenda (Fox) Kennedy

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