James Edward Gann, Jr. 50, of Newport departed this life Thursday, February 27, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer. Born in Wilmington, Ohio on February 18, 1964, he was a son of the late James Edward Gann, Sr. and Elizabeth Byrd Gann. James was a veteran of the U S Marines Corp (Desert Storm, 1990), and worked as an RN at NRVCS.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Alecia Deplazes Gann, his son Jacob Gann, and his daughter Jamie Gann both of the home, of whom he was very proud; brothers and sisters-in-law John and Cathi Gann of Newton, NC, Jack and Pam Gann of Moorehead, MN; sister and brother-in-law Stella Gann and Meredith Williams of Floyd, VA; his father and mother-in law Jerry and Jerolyn Deplazes of Newport; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Nathan and Donna Deplazes, Aaron and Rosie Deplazes; and his beloved nieces and nephews. James was loved and respected by all who knew him; family and his many friends, and patients.
Memorial services will be conducted Saturday March 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Roger Henderson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the services. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sun Trust Bank, 903 University City Blvd., Blacksburg, VA 24060 Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.