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LTC John William Kavanaugh, Jr. (United States Army, Retired) of Madison, Alabama, died Friday, January 19, 2018. He was 71 years old.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 25, 2018, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home and Cremations in Ozark with Father Tom Alber and Reverend Terry Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Newton City Cemetery with Full Military Honors, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Ozark Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.
LTC Kavanaugh was born March 5, 1946 in Edina, Missouri, to the late John William Kavanaugh and Eva Mae Gray Kavanaugh. LTC Kavanaugh served in the United States Army for forty years with two tours of duty in Vietnam. He flew the UH-1 Huey during most of his time in service. He also served as an Army Aviation Safety Officer for ten years.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia “Ginny” Johnson Kavanaugh of Madison, Alabama; one daughter and son-in-law, Amanda N. and Chris Jackson of Florence, Alabama; one son, John W. Kavanaugh of Woodbridge, Virginia; two sisters, Peggy Alber of Kahoka, Missouri and Paulette Walker of La Plata, Missouri; one brother, James Kavanaugh of Ashland, Missouri; two grandchildren, Nicholas Kavanaugh and Austin Jackson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.