Name: Joe (Jodie) Wallace McKinnon
Birth: 10 FEB 1920 in Rutherford, Gibson Co, TN
Death: 6 APR 1942 in Columbia, , Tn
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Maury Co, TN
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- Occupation: Truck Driver
- Note: SSN= 429-09-5008
The following obit notice was transcribed from the Daily Herald,
Columbia, Tn. Newspaper. It was published on 7 APR 1942. The
spelling of the last name is shown in the transcribed copy as it
appeared in the article.
J.W. McKENNON DIES AT HOME; RITES BE HERE
Driver for Alderson's Cleaner, Baptist, will
be buried on Wednesday Afternoon.
Joe Wallace McKennon, aged 22, died unexpectedly last night
at 9:30 o'clock at his home at 312 West Eighth Street, after being
ill only a few moments. Cause of his death was not immediately
ascertained. However, no inquest was held.
Mr. McKennon had worked as usual yesterday and apparently
was in good sprits. His wife was nearby in the house when he
became ill and he died after telling her a brief good-by. His death
came as a shock to many friends.
Mr. McKennon had lived in Columbia for the past few years
and at the time of his death was a driver for Alderson's Cleaners,
where he had been employed only a short time. He was the son
of the late Edgar and Maggie Tyson McKennon of Rutherford in
Gibson County where he was born and reared. He was a member
of the Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sue Andrews McKennon; one
daughter, Connie Sue; five sisters, Mrs. Carl Holt of Dyer, Tenn.,
Mrs. Herbert Hughes of Memphis, Mrs. Felix Cumberland of
Athens, Ala., Mrs. Billy Ingram of Brownsville, Texas, and Mrs.
Walter Teagarden of Little Rock, Ark.; and two brothers, Edgar A.
McKennon of Norfolk, Va., and Harry McKennon of Cape Charles,
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3
o'clock at the home at 312 West Eighth Street, with the Rev. W.E.
Richardson, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
Pallbearers will be S.K. Grayson, Billie Ingram, Carl Holt, Felix
Cumberland, T.J. Alderson, and Lem Wagster.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery with Oaks & Nichols in
(The following article appeared in the Maury Democrat newspaper
in its 8 APR 1942 edition:)
JOE W. McKENNON DIES UNEXPECTEDLY
Joe Wallace McKennon, aged 22, died unexpectedly Monday night
at his home at Eighth and Walker Streets.
He was a native of Gibson County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar McKennon. He came to columbia four years ago and was connected
for a while with Reynolds Drug Co. In recent months he had been
employed by the Alderson Dry Cleaning Co.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs Sue Andrews McKennon and a small daughter,
also five sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
residence by the Rev. W.E. Richardson and interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
Oakes & Nichols, morticians, in charge.
Father: Edgar Alonzo McKinnon b: 29 NOV 1874 in Montezuma (Chester Co), Tn
Mother: Maggie Dell Tyson b: 13 JUN 1884 in Gibson Co., Tn