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John David Gifford
1933 - 2015

Memorials to:
Baptist Children's Home (BCH)
Residential Care
949 County Road 1300 North
Carmi, Illinois 62821

John David Gifford, 81 of Decatur died at 8:43 a.m. Sunday December 6, 2015 in Decatur
Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday December 10, 2015 in
Macon County Memorial Park. Pastor James LeCrone will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the Children’s Home in Carmi, Illinois. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral
Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.

John was born in December of 1933 the son of James D. and Veda Gifford, in Mill Shoals, Illinois.
He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Decatur. John worked as Transportation
Director for the Warrensburg-Latham School District. He married Carolyn J. Manahan in March
of 1960 in Fairfield, Illinois.

Surviving are his wife; Carolyn J. Gifford, son; David John Gifford and wife Anita, daughters;
Pamela Jo Hobson and husband Chris, Jody Lynn Cramer and husband Richard, grandchildren;
Haley Gifford, Hannah Shull, Curtis Hobson, Katie Hobson, Richie Cramer, great grandson; Leo

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother; James Gifford.

John was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and he will be truly missed.

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