Ronald Fanning, Sr.

Ronald L. Fanning, Sr.

1949 - 2018

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Obituary of Ronald Fanning, Sr.

Ronald L. Fanning, Sr., age 69, of Jacksonville, Il., died Wednesday (March 21, 2018) at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Il.


He was born January 22, 1949 in Jacksonville, Il., son of the late Charles Mullins and Mary Fanning Thomas.


He married Laura Withey on March 28, 1991 and she survives.


Also surviving are three sons, Ronald L. Fanning, Richard Fanning, and William Fanning all of Jacksonville, Il.; three grandchildren, Richard Fanning, Jr. & Raven Nelson of Springfield, Il., and Madison Fanning of Merritt, Il.; one sister, Barbara Prather (Steve) of Winchester, Il.; a brother, Michael Mullens of Jacksonville, Il.; and one uncle, Leo Fanning of Springfield, Il.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his parents; one, sister, Pamela Staats; and one brother, Richard Mullens.


Ronald was a Army veteran serving during Vietnam and a self employed carpenter.  He loved woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.


A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Williamson Funeral Home to help with expenses.  Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Il. is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at