The Rev. Gus Ray Cahoon, 84

A memorial service for the Rev. Gus Ray Cahoon, 84, of Wasola, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the Emmanuel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Marissa, Illinois, with the Rev. Phillip Easton officiating. Mr. Cahoon died April 25 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield with family by his side.

He was born Nov. 4, 1934, in East St. Louis, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Evelyn Oanasch Cahoon. 

On May 4, 1952, in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, he married Rose Marie Debusk. 

Mr. Cahoon had been an ordained Apostolic Truth, Inc. Minister in Illinois since 1960. He was the pastor of Emmanuel Tabernacle Church in Marissa.   

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He also loved to sit and play his guitar.

Mr. Cahoon is survived by his wife, Rose Marie; their children and their spouses, Allen and Debbie Cahoon, Sharon and Eugene Kinkade, Linda and Roland Young, Doris and Donnie Quellman, David and Carol Cahoon, and Steve and Nancy Cahoon; 28 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Donnie Cahoon; and a grandson, Brandon Kinkade.  

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.

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