LAMAR-A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Daniel Funeral Home for James Ola Fanning, 87, Lamar, who died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at his home. Military honors will follow at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include his wife, Reba Fanning; three sons, Jim and Cheryl Fanning, Gary and Angie Fanning and Larry and Donna Fanning, all of Lamar; a daughter, Kathy and Neil Simons, Lamar; a brother, Victor Fanning, Excelsior Springs; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Fanning, and three sisters, Mandy Yount, Eva Voorhees and Jessie Blankenship.
Mr. Fanning was born March 15, 1926, at Lamar, to Joe and Eunice (Doyle) Fanning. He attended school in Lamar. He was a member of Lamar First Christian Church and the Lamar VFW. He served in the US Army from 1944 until 1946, with services in Europe, the Philippines and Japan. He had worked as a die setter for Thorco Industries until his retirement.
He married Reba Lucille Morey on Nov. 20, 1948.