Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


September 24, 2013

Gary T. Nannen

JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Gary T. Nannen, age 60, of Jacksonville are scheduled

for 2 p. m. Tues., Sept. 24, at Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville under the direction of Autry Funeral Home with Dr. Darin Wood

and Douglas DuPree officiating.  Burial will be at Still Waters Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville.

Mr. Nannen passed away Sat., Sept. 21, 2013 in Tyler. He was born Aug. 29, 1953 in Harlingen to Donald and Iona Nannen. He was a C.P.A. by profession, receiving his Bachelors' Degree from Dallas Baptist College and his Masters' Degree from Texas Tech.

Mr. Nannen was a man of great faith, serving as an inspiration and example for all those who knew him. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, where he loved singing in the choir and participating in outreach ministries. His children were blessed with a dad who enjoyed being a part of their activities. He coached soccer for years and served as a Commissioner for the Jacksonville Soccer Association, where he touched the lives of hundreds of area children.

Mr. Nannen is preceded in death by his first wife, Pam and his mother, Iona Lee Sehnert Nannen.

 Survivors include his wife, Tam Nannen of Jacksonville; son Josh Nannen and wife Nicole of Dallas; daughters Lindsay Marion and husband Blake of Dallas and Stacy Stallings and husband Brett of Lubbock; father Donald Nannen of Dallas; grandson Braylon Marion of Dallas; sister Kathy Perez and husband Ernie of DeSoto. Also survived by Tam’s children;  James  Clark and wife Anne,  Catherine Clark,  Christen  Brown and husband Kevin, Jonathan Clark and wife Melissa; Caroline Clark; four grandchildren, Jack and Thomas Clark, Madelyn Brown, and Hunter Clark.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Mon., Sept. 23, at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Pallbearers will be members of his Sunday School Class.

Mr. Nannen’s passion for chemotherapy patients prompted him to initiate a ministry in which he provided inspirational music to those in treatment. In his memory, this ministry will continue. Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church for the Hopeful Melodies Ministry Fund or to H.O.P.E. of Jacksonville.


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