John M. “Red” Jennings

John M. “Red” Jennings, was born in Beecher City on March 29, 1943. He passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the age of 76.

Red was a gifted athlete at St. Elmo High School, where he set many school records. He was an electrician and a welder by trade at Vulcan Materials.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Phoebe and Dewey Jennings; brothers, Wilkie, Leonard, and Dean; half-brother, Duck Roades; and sister, Arlene Niehaus.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 56 years, Sharon; daughters, Tammy Jackson (Kenny) and Lisa Jennings (David); sisters, Delva Krost (Frank), Linda Barker (Dan), and Joyce Rogers (Jim); brothers, Ron (Jan) and Vic (Missy); grandchildren, Sarah Inman (Zachary) and Macie Jackson (Gabe); and great-granddaughter to be, Caroline Inman.

A visitation was held Monday, May 13 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky., with a Celebration of Life beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Arch L. Heady Chapel.

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  1. WILLIAM DUFFORD on June 17, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    I remember playing football with John, He truly was an exceptional athlete, its tragic the injuries he sustained cut short what might have been.

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