William "Bill" Joseph Gannon, 70, died Thursday morning, October 3, 2019, at his home in Ashland.
Bill was born September 3, 1949, in Ashland, Kentucky, a son of the late Charles and Mary Alexander Gannon.
Bill was raised in the Mound Street/Blackburn Avenue neighborhood, where he met his soulmate and wife of 52 years, Paula Faye Moyer Gannon. He graduated from Paul Blazer High School in 1967, serving in the United States Air Force before being employed at Ashland Oil, Inc. Bill retired from the blending department at Marathon Oil after 43 years of dedicated service.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Gannon, and a nephew, Steve Buchanan. Also, preceding him in death were his parents-in-law, Paul and Billie K. Moyer, who loved him dearly.
Bill's was a life filled with love, joy, and laughter. He was a devoted member of Normal Presbyterian Church for many years, serving as an ordained elder and volunteering his time maintaining the buildings of the church he loved so dearly. Family and family friends were everything to Bill. From camping in his backyard fort with the grandchildren to his amazing food and fireworks display every 4th of July, Bill loved nothing more than being surrounded by the joy and laughter of others at his home. Everything Bill did was for the church and people he loved. His kind and gentle spirit has blessed us all.
Surviving include Bill's wife, Paula Faye Moyer Gannon; a son, Jeff (Rhonda) Gannon; a son, Jason (Beth) Gannon; 7 grandchildren, Joe (Torie) Gannon, Heather (Steven) Conley, Caroline Gannon, Abby Gannon, Charlie Gannon, Cole Gannon, and Sophie Gannon; and 4 great-grandchildren, Xander Gannon, McKinley Conley, Addison Gannon, and Clayton Gannon. Also surviving are a sister, Linda (Charles) Buchanan; a brother-in-law, Guy (Jennifer) Moyer; a sister-in-law, Leslie Moyer (Joe Caudill); nieces, Diana (Paul) Daniels, Jordan Moore, and Taylor Moore; nephews, Chase Moyer and Aaron (Janie) Moyer; a great-niece, Katie Daniels; and a great- nephew, Michael Daniels.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Normal Presbyterian Church by Rev. Brian Steele. Burial will follow in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Normal Presbyterian Church (4316 Winchester Ave.) and Tunnels to Towers Foundation at https://tunnel2towers.org/.
To share a remembrance of Bill or to express a condolence to his family, please visit steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 4, 2019


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David Griffith
Oct 06, 2019
Oh Paula, I just now found out about Bill. I am so, so sorry for your loss here on earth. Having been through the loss of a spouse before, although not married anywhere near as long as you and Bill, I can at least sympathize with the shock and disbelief you are experiencing. However, I can tell you that Almighty God will give you enough strength and grace to get you through this because we KNOW that you and Bill (along with many other loved ones) will be rejoined in heaven one day. That is what we have to hold onto in a time like this. May our God wrap you in his arms and comfort you in a way that only He can do. You and your family are in my prayers.
Oct 06, 2019
sincere condolence .......Gary has wonderful memories of working together at Marathon......