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Jack Gordon Fannin

December 21, 2000 –
 May 26, 2022


Lance Corporal (LCpl) Jack Gordon Fannin, of Yuma, Arizona went to heaven to be with his Savior the Lord Jesus Christ on 26 May 2022.

LCpl Fannin was born on 21 December 2000 to proud parents Michael R. Fannin and Allison Rucker Fannin of Lewisville, Texas.

He graduated from Hebron High School and entered the United States Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot—San Diego, California; successfully completing basic training on 13 December 2019. This was followed by additional military occupational specialty instruction as an Engineer Equipment Mechanic training at Naval Air Station, Pensacola FL, home to the Blue Angels, that LCpl Fannin enjoyed and excelled at.

LCpl Fannin’s last duty assignment began in December 2020 at Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona where he was a service member of MACS-1 Headquarters Company, MT/UT Platoon. After several months he gained additional proficiencies in the military arts, qualifying for new duties as a Combat Marksmanship Coach and subsequently was transferred to the Marksmanship Training Unit. Here LCpl Fannin tirelessly coached fellow Marines in the use of their service rifles for weapons qualifications as well as assisting in the training of new coaches. LCpl Fannin daily lived the Marine Creed, “This is My Rifle” and was devoted to his duty, his unit and his country.

LCpl Fannin is survived by his parents, younger brother Reese, maternal grandparents Dean and Letty Rucker, and paternal grandmother Mary Fannin, and numerous relatives to include aunts, uncles, and cousins, all of whom adored him and were immensely proud of his accomplishments in service to our country as a United States Marine. LCpl

Fannin was predeceased by his maternal grandmother Eleanor “Ellie” Rucker and paternal grandparents John “Jack” Fannin and Gertrude Gordon Fannin.

A Memorial Service officiated by Jack’s maternal uncle, the Rev. Scott Davis, will be held at

The Ridge Church,

4561 N. Josey Lane,

Carrollton, TX

 Thursday 16 June at 6 PM.

A Burial Service will commence with a funeral procession from the

North Dallas Funeral Home,

2710 Valley View Lane,

Dallas, TX

leaving on Friday 17 June at 11 AM for arrival at the

DFW National Cemetery,

2000 Mountain Creek Parkway,

Dallas, TX

for a burial ceremony with Military Honors.

Jack loved his family and we all look forward to our reunion in heaven where we will be together again, eternally joyful and happy as fellow believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. The colors will never be retired. Taps will be heard no more.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.


Please consider donations to the following in honor of Jack.

    Kelsey Davis
    13 Oct 2022

    Jack! You have made such a difference in so many lives with your hugs, humor, and honor in serving our country. I will forever and always be proud to call you my cousin and my family. I love you so very much!

    Karen Przybylski
    13 Oct 2022

    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace for the entire family.

    Susan Frick
    13 Oct 2022

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our most heartfelt sympathies and prayers for peace, comfort & strength for all of the family during this difficult time.
    With love
    Troy and Susan Frick

    Scotty Kucala
    13 Oct 2022

    Thank you Jack for your service to our country. Rest In Peace. You are loved now and forever.
    Aunt Scotty and Uncle Norm

    Brad Simonin
    13 Oct 2022

    My prayers are with you my friend Michael Fannin. My love for you as my friend and brother will always exist. May God our Father in Heaven give you the strength and comfort you need.

    I am grateful for the service and dedication to our country that your son had.

    Michael, I will always consider you my brother.

    Trudy Hallowell and family
    13 Oct 2022

    Mike and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    John doe
    13 Oct 2022

    I’m so sorry we didn’t see the signs. It’s always the ones you don’t expect. I had worked with Jack as one of his fellow Junior Marines, as well as leading him and mentoring him as an NCO. From the day he had showed up he really wanted to do and learn everything there was nothing he couldn’t do or try to learn. When there was halt to maintenance he didn’t stop. He sought after becoming a Combat Marksmanship Coach. And he did so, eventually doing it full time and reporting to the local Marksmanship Training Unit. He even had been selected as the coach of the cycle for a course. When he left for the MTU we didn’t see much of him anymore. We only seen him excelling at his job when we went to the range and he was instruction multiple Marines at a time. When us at MT/UT platoon heard, we were devastated. Not only did we lose a Marine who we had guided and watched him flourish as an individual. We had lost one of our brothers. When we heard, I had never seen so many grown men and women cry. To his parents, I’m sorry for your loss. Jack was an incredible Marine and even better person. I’m glad I can say we were friends, and I’ll forever hold on to all of the memories we had together. I wish I could’ve done something, I still do. Forever will your son, my brother, live on in spirit.

    The name is used for anonymity purposes, if the parents would like to reach out for questions about there sons highlights in his career I would happy to answer.

    Allison Fannin
    13 Oct 2022

    Thank you so much for kind words.
    This is Jack’s mother, I would love to hear from you directly, if possible. My email address is

    John Lopez
    31 Oct 2022

    We are so sorry for your loss, Allison and Mike. Our condolences are sent to you and your family.
    John and Kathi Lopez

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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