William “Bill” Joseph Gannon, 70, died Thursday morning, October 3, 2019, at his home in Ashland.
Bill was born September 3, 1949, in Ashland, Kentucky, a son of the late Charles and Mary Alexander Gannon.
Bill was raised in the Mound Street/Blackburn Avenue neighborhood, where he met his soulmate and wife of 52 years, Paula Faye Moyer Gannon. He graduated from Paul Blazer High School in 1967, serving in the United States Air Force before being employed at Ashland Oil, Inc. Bill retired from the blending department at Marathon Oil after 43 years of dedicated service.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Gannon, and a nephew, Steve Buchanan. Also, preceding him in death were his parents-in-law, Paul and Billie K. Moyer, who loved him dearly.
Bill’s was a life filled with love, joy, and laughter. He was a devoted member of Normal Presbyterian Church for many years, serving as an ordained elder and volunteering his time maintaining the buildings of the church he loved so dearly. Family and family friends were everything to Bill. From camping in his backyard fort with the grandchildren to his amazing food and fireworks display every 4th of July, Bill loved nothing more than being surrounded by the joy and laughter of others at his home. Everything Bill did was for the church and people he loved. His kind and gentle spirit has blessed us all.
Surviving include Bill’s wife, Paula Faye Moyer Gannon, a son, Jeff (Rhonda) Gannon, a son, Jason (Beth) Gannon; 7 grandchildren, Joe (Torie) Gannon, Heather (Steven) Conley, Caroline Gannon, Abby Gannon, Charlie Gannon, Cole Gannon, and Sophie Gannon; and 4 great-grandchildren, Xander Gannon, McKinley Conley, Addison Gannon, and Clayton Gannon. Also, surviving are a sister, Linda (Charles) Buchanan, a brother-in-law, Guy (Jennifer) Moyer, a sister-in-law, Leslie Moyer (Joe Caudill); nieces, Diana (Paul) Daniels, Jordan Moore, and Taylor Moore; nephews, Chase Moyer and Aaron (Janie) Moyer; a great-niece, Katie Daniels and a great- nephew, Michael Daniels.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Normal Presbyterian Church by Rev. Brian Steele. Burial will follow in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Normal Presbyterian Church (4316 Winchester Ave.) and Tunnels to Towers Foundation at https://tunnel2towers.org/.
To share a remembrance of Bill or to express a condolence to his family, please visit: www.steenfuneralhome.com.