Jerry “Bubba” Gannon, 22, of Ironton, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010.
He was born Aug. 11, 1987 in Baltimore, Md. Bubba was the son of Greg and Jodi Gannon of Ironton. He graduated from Rock Hill High School Class of 06’, Collins Career Center Class in 06’ with specialized training in health tech prep, and was a freshman at Ohio University studying criminal justice. His successes in life were ongoing; he was a dearly loved employee of Crossroads of Hope, where he took pride in his work with the young to the elderly as a direct care worker.
His passion for life was upheld in the time he spent caring for others and enjoying life at its fullest. Bubba was a member of the local Cumberland Rainbow Family, where he spent time enjoying nature and everything within its domain. As well, he had become a member of the Moose Lodge 701, where all members take pleasure in knowing everything they are a part of is giving back to their community. He was also an enthusiastic participant in the annual Easy Rider Rodeo in Chillicothe and in the annual Halloween Party in Athens.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Brandy Gannon. He was as well preceded by three grandfathers, Jerry Nicely Sr., Les Gannon, and Clifford Crow.
He survived by five grandmothers and one grandfather, Wanda McCall of Pedro, Evelyn Gannon of Ironton, Victoria Crow of Ironton, Sonny and Sue Avery of Ironton, and Dorothy Mullins of Pedro. He is also survived by 12 brothers, James Crow of Ironton, Tim Nicely of Pedro, George Nicely of Pedro, Jay Ferguson of Grayson Ky., Andy Walker of Ironton, Chris Walker of Ironton, Biggie Adkins of Chesapeake, Alan Myers of Pedro, Shannon Gore of Ironton, C.J. Barturm of Ironton, L.J. Martin of Franklin Furnace and Grady Smith of Lexington, Ky., and two sisters, Nanette Crow of Ironton, and Dusty Best of Pedro.
Celebration of his life was March 7 at the VFW Post 8850, South Third Street, Ironton.