Funeral services for Gavin McKay Hannah, 22, of Memphis, MO were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Cranston Family Funeral Home in Fairfield, IA with Pastor Danny Cary officiating.  As were Gavin’s wishes, his body was cremated following the service. 

Visitation was Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Cranston Family Funeral Home in Fairfield.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions in Gavin’s honor be directed to the Fairfield Fire Department or the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter of Jefferson County. 

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Gavin McKay Hannah was born on October 27, 1996 in Ottumwa, IA.  His early years were spent growing up in Lake Dallas, TX where at a young age he excelled in hockey and became an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.  In 2005 the family moved back to Iowa.  Gavin began school in Fairfield where he also played football. After high school Gavin worked at several different jobs.  He was an excellent skater and met many friends while working at the Care Roller Rink in Kahoka, MO.  His most recent job was working at Casey’s General Store in Memphis, MO. 

Gavin was a very intelligent young man who always had a way with words.  He could win almost any argument and make you feel like he had been right all along. Gavin had a caring heart that allowed him to make friends everywhere he went.  He was a loving big brother who cared deeply for his little brother and sister and his cat Romeo.  He will be deeply missed by his loving family and the many friends he made along the way. 

Gavin was preceded in death by his grandfather, Phil Hannah.

Left to share his story are his loving parents, Mike Hassell of Wilton, IA and Tanya Hearn of Memphis, MO;  three brothers, Owen Hassell, Chris Hannah and Corey Hannah; one sister, Taryn Hassell; paternal grandparents, Bill (Theresa) Hassell of Lewisville, TX, Connie (Yogi) Munford of Birmingham, IA, and Mary Hannah of Eldon, IA; maternal grandparents, Bud Hearn of Memphis, MO and Tong Sun Hearn of Derby, KS, as well as many extended family members and friends.