On Sunday, October 24, 2021, Gary Dwight Fannon handed away from a pulmonary embolism on the age of 58 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Gary was born on Sept. 2, 1963, in Morristown, Tn., and resided in Rogersville, Tn., for many of his childhood. He was a “boarder” at McCallie College of Chattanooga, and graduated in 1981. Gary then attended the College of Tennessee in Knoxville and graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture diploma.
After turning into a Christian, Gary felt the Lord calling him into the ministry. He left Tennessee and headed South to Fort Price, Texas to attend Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary. It was there that he met Kara, and so they have been married in 1993. Graduating from SWBTS in 1995 with a Grasp of Divinity with Biblical Languages, Gary had already begun a pastor place at Sharpe Missionary Baptist Church within the Paducah, Kentucky space. That very same 12 months he was ordained to the work of The Gospel Ministry by Persia Baptist Church in Rogersville, Tn. Two years later Gary accepted his second pastoral place at Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Harriman, Tn., the place he served for eight years. Whereas pastoring in Harriman, Gary’s most treasured items, Walker (1998) and Olivia (2001) have been born. In 2004, God led Gary to First Baptist Church of Diboll, Texas. In October of 2007, a looking accident would go away Gary paralyzed and alter the trajectory of his and his household’s life. After retiring from the ministry in 2012, Gary taught himself HTML code and began a brand new ministry by way of the web, The Ministry Effectively. He additionally started working in internet design for Pioneer Design in Lufkin, Texas. In search of a contemporary begin in 2013, God guided his household to Chattanooga, as Gary may make money working from home anyplace together with his new discovered occupation.
He was preceded in dying by his grandparents, Lizzie Kate and Clifford Fannon, and Nova and Duncan Walker.
Gary is survived by his loving spouse of 28 years, Kara Murry Fannon; his two youngsters, Walker and Olivia; his dad and mom, D. A. and Callie (Walker) Fannon of Rogersville, Tn.; and his brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Nancy Fannon of Atlanta.
As a jack-of-all-trades, Gary loved many hobbies: looking, reloading, fishing, using ATVs, repairing automobiles, and woodworking. He was an avid reader and actually, a life-long learner.
Donations in loving reminiscence of Gary could also be made to the Tennessee Wildlife Sources Basis in help of Second of Freedom Challenge.
“When the whole lot is prepared, I’ll come and get you, in order that you’ll at all times be with me the place I’m.” John 14:3
Please go to www.heritagechattanooga.com to share phrases of consolation to the household.
The household will obtain buddies on Friday, Oct. 29, from 3-5 p.m. at Heritage Funeral House, 7454 E. Brainerd Highway.