Gannon Hathcock


Funeral services for Gannon Hathcock will be 3:00 PM Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the South Gymnasium at the Drexel School. Visitation will be from 1 – 3 PM prior to the service at the school. Burial will follow services in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel. Contributions are suggested to Gannon’s Gang Memorial Fund. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Gannon William Hathcock, 16 of Drexel, Missouri passed away November 2, 2014 at his home in Drexel. Gannon was born January 13, 1998 in Kansas City, Missouri, son of Jan Hathcock and Chelle (Bollinger) Hathcock.

Gannon attended Drexel High School and loved football, soccer, and cruising around in his truck with his friends. He also liked video games, legos, dirt bikes, and four-wheelers. Gannon was always on his phone using Snapchat, Instagram and texting. Gannon was very creative and artistic.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Charles Bollinger, and grandmother, Mary Bollinger. He is survived by his mother, father, and sisters: McKenna Hathcock, Jenna Hathcock, paternal grandparents Jim and Becky Hathcock and Jim and Judy Bernack; aunts and uncles Kyle and Sandy Smading, Janae Roberts, Angel and Travis Thomas, and Michelle and Tim Donavan; as well as many cousins.


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45 thoughts on “Gannon Hathcock

  1. So very sorry to hear of Gannon’s passing. Prayers of peace and comfort to his friends and family!

  2. The Baucom’s send their deepest sympathies to you all!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!

  3. I am so deeply sorry to hear about Gannon he was an inspiration to me it really really makes me upset that someone so young can be taken away someone so young and full of life that is worst news I’ve heard in a very longtime my thoughts and prayers are with his family I know they are deeply devastated
    more than I could ever imagine this will be the day that I’ll always remember the saddest day in my life 😥 I hope you all will get comfort in knowing he’s in a better place without any pain but it sucks that he is gone

  4. My most deepest sympathies to the Family. Such heart breaking loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. So sorry to hear Gannon lost his battle! He is now pain free and now in the hands of our Heavenly Father! We never met, but he was always in my prayers. May your faith give you peace in these sad days to follow. God Bless.

  6. Michelle I am so sorry of the loss of your son Gannon! May God hold you tight during this rough time!

  7. I send my deepest thoughts and prayers out to Gannon’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Gannon was a great kid, or yet young man. He put his all, and everything into everything he did, or wanted to do. God has received one amazing angel, that’s for sure. He was such a inspiration, and role model to this community of all ages! If you guys need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask.

  8. Our sincere condolences to all of Gannons Family and Friends. You’re remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. So to hear about Gannon, he was an leader in the handle everything he had to go through, God bless and we know he is at home with God, Praying for you and your family..

  10. Our heart is breaking for the family of Gannon. It doesn’t seem fair that he was taken so early. Your in our continued thoughts and prayers.

  11. I was blessed with the pleasure of meeting Gannon. He was with his sister visiting my daughter when she was home from surgery. He was so well mannered and so respectful and caring. So very STRONG and COURAGOUS and a wonderful since of humor. Heaven is so blessed to receive such a wonderful young man. May his memories hold strong in the hearts of everyone he loved. My prayers go out to all his family and friends.

  12. My prayers and deepest sympathy to your family at this difficult time. I was so priviledged to have known and love Gannon, he was truly a special person and a great inspiration to so many people. Fly high sweet angel, you will always be with us!

  13. Chelle, I’m not sure what to say; yet, my heart goes out to you. I keep picturing him at my mom’s house on Sunday nights eating supper. What a sweet, kind young man! You are all in my thoughts.

  14. So sorry to here of gannons passing!! Many of his friends have told me what a fine young man he was!! My heart is broken!! God be with your family thru this time of sorrow!! And may god be with you for ever more!!!

  15. Praying for your family at this difficult time.

    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. (‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬ NIV)

  16. TO Gannons mom, I want to express how sorry I am for your lose. I too have lost a son in the last 2 months. its unnatural for any mother to have to go through this! I just want you to know if you ever need someone to talk to that actually understands your tears, your lose, your anger, your broken heart and bruised soul. please dont hesitate to contact me. Once again i am so sorry for yours and your familys lose. I hope God holds you close to his heart during these next few months!

  17. Iam so sorry for your loss i cant even begin to imagine what you are going through.Ijust wanted your family to know my thoughts and prayers are with you. carolyn champlin adrian mo

  18. I did not know Gannon but followed his battle with cancer from California on FaceBook via my niece and nephew, Ashley and Jason Rankin….your son was a beautiful and strong 16yr who fought a strong battle during his journey….I am truly sorry for your loss…please stay strong…this is what your boy would want….sending love and prayers for you and yours…

  19. Jan- I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he made you proud and my heart goes out to you. Here’s to all the happy memories.

  20. Jan and Family, so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken for you all, as no parent should have to bare this heartache. We apologize as we won’t be able to attend the services but know that you are in our thoughts, heart and prayers.

  21. My most sincere condolences to the Hathcock family. I wish I had some words of comfort for you…This poem has brought comfort to my family. I hope it does the same for yours

    We little knew hat morning that God
    Was going to call your name.
    In life we loved you dearly,
    In death we do the same.
    It broke our hearts to lose you,
    You did not go alone;
    For part of us went with you,
    The day God called you home.

    You left us peaceful memories,
    Your love is still our guide;
    And though we can not see you,
    You are always at our side.

    Our family chain is broken,
    And nothing seems the same;
    But as God calls us one by one,
    The Chain will link again.

  22. My daughter dated Gannon for about 8 months. He was such a fun guy even during his fight and his worst days. That showed so much strength and character. Jaylee and Gannon shared sooo many laughs and I even got some texts and messages from him that made me laugh. He was a great kid and our hearts are very heavy! Chelle and McKenna…I cannot imagine the pain you are feeling but I can tell you how much he always talked about you and how much he loved you. Treasure and hold your memories of him tightly. He fought so hard. None of this was fair but look at how many lives he touched with his smile and his amazing strength….Gannon’s spirit will live on forever in so many people. Prayers and hugs. Jenny and Jaylee

  23. After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. Jan, Chelle, McKenna and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this very difficult time.

  24. Michelle, Jan and McKenna, I am deeply sorry to hear about your loss. It was truly an honor to be part of your walk through this disease. Gannon was truly a delight and joy to care for. Praying for peace and comfort for each of you as you face this extremely difficult reality.

  25. Chelle, words can not even begin to say how sorry I am to hear of Gannon’s passing. He was such a sweet kid. I remember when he played soccer in Butler and we’d sit around and cheer him on goal after goal! He was so full of life and has touch so many with the strength and inspiration he has shown thru this whole ordeal. Gannon will be missed and loved by all who came in contact with him and even who haven’t. We love you Chelle!

  26. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Gannon. I’m Jan’s cousin, and had only met Gannon a few times. We had been following his journey on facebook, and loved seeing all his pictures. We know he was a truly amazing boy, as he was always smiling. I feel so sad for all of you, and wish you strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  27. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I’m originally from Drexel, and only knew Gannon as a little boy. It breaks my heart that he had to leave this Earth so soon. I followed his journey on Facebook. He fought a long, difficult battle. I’m so, so sorry that it has ended this way. I hope all of you can take heart in knowing that he is up there waiting for you. God Bless and peace be with you.

  28. We are deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  29. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful son. Our prayers to your family. God Bless you. Darin, Sheila, Cesar and Coy

  30. I didn’t know gannon but I just wanted to say you and your family our in my families thoughts and prayers

  31. I knew Gannon through Janae’s deepest love for him. While my heart is breaking for your family, I am assured your son knew the kind of love we all ask for in our prayers.

  32. Jan and family: I am a childhood friend and classmate of Jan’s. When Gannon was diagnosed, I stayed in contact with Jan. My daughter has a rare genetic disorder and has spent a lot of time in the hospital. Jan and I would share stories and I would try to give him words of encouragement. I wish I had the words that would help during this difficult time, but none seem to come to me. It is so hard to see your child ill. We feel helpless. I cannot even imagine the pain you are going through and although I struggle with the right words to say at this time, please know that I am here…now…tomorrow…and the days ahead…when you may need the comfort of a friend…I am here…always.

  33. Jan, Chelle & family. We are so, so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. Donna Ziegler

  34. I am so sorry!!! There are no words that I can express to help at this difficult, difficult time!!! My prayers and thoughts have been with you since Gannon began the fight and will continue to be with you!!! Rely and lean on each other as much as you can!! Remember all the great memories you all have!! Again I am so sorry and will continue to be thinking and praying for you all!!

  35. Chelle, Jan & McKenna and family
    Words can never express how deeply sorry I am for the loss of such a wonderful young man but please know that my family is thinking of you today and every day to come. May you find peace and comfort surrounded by those who love you.
    Jill and family

  36. Thoughts and prayers have been with u all. So sorry for the loss of your amazing son. Heavens gates were open! Prayers!

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