Comer Gann Jr.


Comer Gann Jr., 72, of Paris, passed away at 12:57 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was a welder and truck driver and worked for Procter and Gamble, Trailmobile and Great Dane.

Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Blue officiating. Burial was in Edgar Cemetery. Visitation was from noon until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Gann was born April 19, 1947, at Woodbury, Tenn., the son of the late Comer and Lula Scott. He married Clara Salesbury Gann Oct. 8, 1965, at Paris, and she survives.

Other survivors include his children: Bobbie Jo (Brian) Switzer of Paris, Mary Lynn (Jeff) Switzer of Paris and Angela Annette Gann of Paris; his siblings, Jean Tomes of Vermilion, J.W. (Roberta) Gann of Paris, Diane McGee of McMinnville, Tenn., and Sharon Taylor of Vermilion; his grandchildren, Eric (Sarah) Switzer, of Paris, Brittany (Cody) Lewis of Evansville, Brice Switzer, Jill Switzer, Sierra, Gann all from Paris; and his great-grandchildren, Bentley, Wesley, Reese, Lydia, Cameron and Sophia.

He was preceded in death by his siblings C.D. Gann and Pam Franks; and his granddaughter, Chelsie Gann.

Memorial Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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