John Fagan Jr., 77, of Horseshoe Bend died Feb. 23, 2004, at Salem.
Born June 1, 1926, in Springfield, Ill., he was the son of John Fagan Sr. and Elizabeth Tuak Fagan.
He married Elloise Woolsey Dorion Oct. 13, 1972, at Little Church of West in Las Vegas. He spent his working years as a loving husband, a mechanic for resilient Floor Covering Company, and a worker at Acme Steel Company and Trammell Crow Master Builders in San Diego, Calif., where he was in charge of security as captain security supervisor. He resided in El Cajon, Calif., before moving to Horseshoe Bend in February 1992. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps.
During World War II, he served honorably in several theaters, received many medals for outstanding service and was honorably discharged May 9, 1946. He also served in the San Diego Police Reserves for two years and was a member of Local Union 1711.
Survivors include his wife, Elloise Fagan of Horseshoe Bend; two brothers -- Tom Fagan and his wife, Doris, of Johnson City, Tenn., and Harry Fagan and his wife, Carol, of Escondido, Calif.; four sisters -- Evelyn Gill and her husband, Floyd, of Chicago Heights, Ill., Gloria Johnson and her husband, Walter, of Xenia, Ill., Beverly Linden and her husband, Dave, of El Cajon, and Charlotte Pikorz and her husband, Walter, of Markham, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
No service is planned at this time.
Arrangements are by Barker Funeral Home of Salem.