Dallas Kennon Sr.
Dallas G. Kennon Sr., 73, of East Carondelet, Ill., born July 31, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo., passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, Ill.
Dallas was a former high school multi-sport all-star and avid sports lover who would travel throughout the Midwest to support his teams. He was a well known coach and mentor to many individuals during his lifetime. He even continued his love of sports up until his passing, through his grandson by attending games and always cheering loudly. His legacy will be carried on by his friends, family, and students he has touched throughout his life, who love him dearly.
He worked as a punch press operator for National Vendors Crane for 35 years. He was a United States Marine Corp veteran. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers - District 9 and a lifetime member of the NRA.
Mr. Kennon was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Christine Kennon.
Surviving are his wife, Wega Kennon, nee Rogalski; his children, Christina (Tyrone) Barr and Dallas (Amanda) Kennon Jr.; his grandchildren, Erik Kennon and Kai Barr; and other relatives and friends.
Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. www.dashnerfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at Dashner-Leesman Funeral Home in Dupo, Ill. At Mr. Kennon's request, cremation will follow the visitation.
DASHNER-LEESMAN FUNERAL HOME, Dupo, Ill.
Dashner Funeral Home
326 S Main St Dupo, IL 62239
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 19, 2014