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Johnie Fagan

Nov. 17, 1922 - July 20, 2019


July 31, 2019

Johnie Russ Fagan, 96, of Sweet Home died July 20, 2019.

He was born Nov. 17, 1922 in Licking, Mo. to John Perry and Minnie A. (Mooney) Fagan.  

A longtime resident of Sweet Home, he owned and operated several businesses in the area before his retirement, including the Sweet Home Laundromat and Sweet Home RV.

Mr. Fagan was a World War II Navy veteran, having served on the USS Puget Sound.  

He loved wintering in Arizona and spending time with his family. He spent many summers at the Oregon coast salmon fishing and many Falls in the Blue Mountains hunting deer and elk.

His smile and laughter will be missed by all whoever saw or heard him.

Mr. Fagan is survived by stepsons Deon Dearborn and Bobby and daughter-in-law Connie Dearborn, step-daughter Scherry and son-in-law Rick Lannom; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a very large extended family that includes daughter-in-law Joanne Fagan. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Ardith Fagan; son Larry Dale Fagan; grandson Jack Glen Fagan; sisters Stella, Dovie and Isa; and six half-brothers and seven half-sisters.

Viewing and a funeral service were held July 30 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Final burial with military honors took place at Lewis Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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