John Nolan Jr.

Friday, January 22, 2016

John Nolan Jr., 78, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Breezy Meadow Nursing Home, in Butler, Mo., following a brief illness. John was born on Jan. 10, 1938, in Kansas City, Mo., to Jack and Fern (Fuqua) Nolan. On May 18, 1981, he was united in marriage to Dusti Ann Bradley in El Paso, Texas, and she survives of the home.

John was raised in Kansas City. At age 17 he entered the United States Navy serving from 1955-59 as a ship engineer on the U.S.S. Princeton during the Korean Conflict. Following his time in the service he returned to Kansas City for a time to care for his mother and worked at American Bakery as an engineer for a number of years. He later worked for Hasbro-Tonka Toys in El Paso until his retirement in 1998. At that time he settled in Nevada, returning to his home state of Missouri.

In addition to his wife, Dusti, he is survived by his children, Debbie Price, Joplin, John Allen Nolan, El Paso, Texas, Cynthia Nolan, El Paso, Texas, Sandy Nolan, Edwards, Mo., Vickie Thrasher, Clinton, Mo., Jason Nolan, Nevada, Mo., Justin Nolan, Nevada, Mo., Barbra Nolan, Fla., and Tammy Nolan, Missouri; 25 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Schrock. He was preceded in death by Dusti Diana Nolan in 2010.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment with military rites will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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