Jackie L “Jack” Gammon, 72, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Thursday, June 17, 1948; in Fairfield, IL, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 26, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Malinda, nee Carrell, Gammon; brother, Edward Gammon and brother-in-law, David Goodin.
Surviving are his:
- Wife: Eileen, nee Bruckner, Gammon (of 50 years) of Fairview Heights, IL
- Seth (Susan) Gammon of Houston, TX
- Christa (Zechariah) Wellman of Rogersville, MO
- Ayla Gammon
- Elias Gammon
- Sister: Pauletta Goodin of Carlyle, IL
- Brother: Terry (Geralyn) Gammon of Carlyle, IL
- Sister-in-law: Janet Gammon
- Many dear nieces and nephews in Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas
- Special family friends in Germany
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien – The Fellowship of The Ring
Band, Baseball, Basketball, Boy Scouts, Breese Community High School Graduation: 1967, Department of the Navy: December 1967 – September 1971, Service in Vietnam, U.S. Navy Seabees: 1968 – 1970, Marriage to Eileen Bruckner: December 1970, Lifetime Masonic member: Scott Lodge #79 A.F.&A.M. Honorary Masonic member: East Lodge #504 A.F.&A.M., Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) career: 1971 SIUE Bachelor of Science and Engineering: March 1984, Father: 1979 & 1988, IDOT Retirement: 2002 (35 years & 7 months) Continued Civil Engineering consultant career: until approximately 2016, Grandfather: 2017 & 2020.
Many days filled with: black coffee with 2 creams, Facetime-calls-texts with loved ones, home projects & lawn mowing, gatherings in Clinton County, family vacations, cheering in bleachers, attending University graduations & achievements, embarking across the country to see kids on adventures, Euchre games, rainy porch sittings, sudoku puzzles, Pandora music, Netflix marathons, walks & lunch dates with Eileen, and all and more in between – but always with love.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scott Lodge #79 A.F.&A.M., Carlyle IL, or The Mission Continues (non-profit for veterans).
COVID-19 restrictions will be followed, masks required, and social distancing. Please be respectful of time so others may pay their respects to the family too.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 – 7:00 pm Friday, April 30, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Services: Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Funeral service at 7:20 pm, Friday, April 30, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rosemary Captain officiating supported by words from family. Live streaming can be viewed at www.facebook.com/KurrusFH at 7:20 pm. Private family interment.