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John A. Jack Faucon

July 1, 1921 - December 6, 2008

SPRINGFIELD – Retired Sgt. Maj. John A. Jack Faucon, 87, of Springfield died at 3:18 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Heritage Manor.

He was born July 7, 1921, in Springfield, the son of Alfonso and Valentine Deprez Faucon.

He married Dorothy Louise Iversen on Sept. 25, 1943; she preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 1993.

He also was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Greg Faucon; a sister; and a brother.

He is survived by a daughter, Sandy Murphy of Springfield; three grandchildren, Nicholas J. (wife, Misti R.) Murphy Jr. of Springfield, Monica Murphy-Hayes of Springfield and Stephanie (husband, Mike) Stephenson of Carterville; five great-grandchildren; lifelong friend, Pat Price; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a lifelong resident of Springfield. He retired in 1981 as a sergeant major from the Illinois National Guard.

He served in the Marines during World War II. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 32, VFW Post 755, Collier-Harrison detachment of the Marine Corps League and the Navy Club of Sangamon Ship 32. He was a devoted and active member of the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes and bowling.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday , Dec. 10, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted.

Memorials may be made to Contact Ministries or Toys for Tots.

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