Douglas O. Gann
Douglas Oliver Gann, 84, of Phil Campbell, passed away April 20 at Haleyville Health Care.
Mr. Gann was a native of Moundville but had lived most of his life in this area. He was a member of the Phil Campbell Church of Christ and was retired from Reynolds Metals. He served on the Phil Campbell Industrial Board.
Mr. Gann was also retired from the U.S. Army where he was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation, Korean Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Driver Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), four Overseas Service Bars, Army Commendation Medal (first Oak Leaf Cluster), seven Service Stripes and four Good Conduct Medals.
The funeral service will be held April 22 at 2 p.m., at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel, Russellville, with burial in Blue Springs Cemetery, Phil Campbell. Officiating will be Sammy Taylor. The family will receive friends at the funeral home April 21 from 5-8 p.m.
He is survived by wife, Evelyn MaeLynn Gann; children, Rita Lynn Gann Barton and Byron Douglas Gann; sister, Wanna Graben; grandchildren, Chris Barton and wife Tennille and Kevin Barton and wife Sarha; and great-grandchildren, Tierney Barton, Kara Barton, Autumn Barton and Oliver Barton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Acklin and Nettie Gann; sisters, Elva Lou Markham, Gloria White, Opal Markham, Jane Estes, Myrtle and Parks; and brothers, Linwood Gann, Martin Gann and Milton Gann.
Pallbearers will be Chris Barton, Kevin Barton, Jason Stancil, Ronnie Kennedy, Andy Hines and Ricky Kennedy.