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.