MURRAY, Ky. - John T. Cavanaugh, age 88, of Murray, KY, passed away, Thursday, February 07, 2013 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, KY.
Mr. Cavanaugh was born in Hillside, Illinois on February 8, 1924 to the late Michael Cavanaugh and Katherine Reidy Cavanaugh. Mr. Cavanaugh was the owner and operator of K – N Root Beer in Murray, and later retired from the Murray Division of Fisher Price. He was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church and a WWII Army veteran.
In addition to his parents Mr. Cavanaugh was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Linn; two sisters, Mary Asaro and Josie Verive; and by three brothers, James, Dan, and Michael Cavanaugh.
Mr. Cavanaugh is survived by his wife, Eleanor Cavanaugh of Murray, to whom he married on June 18, 1949 ; two daughters, Coleen Linn and husband Gerald of Murray and Marybeth Downs and husband Stan of Murray; one son, Charles Cavanaugh and wife Janice of LaGrange Park, Illinois; one sister, Nora Cronin of Lyon , Illinois; eight grandchildren, Brian Cavanaugh and wife Kahla, Karen Ainslie and husband Jake, Katie Trevino and husband Frank, Maggie Dietz and husband Andy, Kristy Spann and husband John, Gina Harness and husband Darin, Kellie Webb and husband Brandon, Amanda Williams and husband J.R.; thirteen great grandchildren, Kimberly, Natalie, and Patrick Cavanaugh, Julia, Jesse, and Andrew Trevino , Owen and Logan Ainslie, Tyler Cavanaugh, John Span V, Ally Harness, Kinslee and Lanee Webb.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Father Jason McClure officiating. Burial to follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice, Murray – Calloway Endowment for Healthcare, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071 or to the Jason Linn Memorial Fund, 2110 College Farm Road, Murray, KY 42071.
Online condolences can be made at, www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com
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