John Granger

John Granger
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Retired USAF Major John Andrew “Rocky” Granger, 84, of Shiloh, IL, formerly of Belleville, IL, born August 22, 1931, in Massena, NY, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Cedarhurst of Shiloh.

Major Granger was a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Sally, nee Tucker, Granger, whom he married June 20, 1953, and who died on August 6, 2014; his parents, Raoul and Marie Yvonne, nee Clement, Granger; and eight brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two daughters and a son, Michele Granger of Springfield, MO,
Patricia McCoy of Virgie, KY,
and Joseph (Wendy) Granger of Belleville, IL;
seven grandchildren, Shane (Heather) McCoy, Michael Granger,
Thomas Granger, Elizabeth (Armando) Diaz,
Megan (Shane) Worley, Katelyn (Donovan) Bentley,
and Sarah (Jordan) Bartley;
seven great-grandchildren, Paige McCoy, Trevor McCoy,
Jaylen Worley, Aleczander Worley, Michael Diaz,
Tucker Bentley, and Landen Bartley;
one sister, Martha, nee Granger, Orosz;
one brother, Robert Granger;
and nieces and nephews.

The Granger family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Cedarhurst of Shiloh for their exceptional, loving care of Rocky, and a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Heartland Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Heartland Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016, at the funeral home with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.  Burial with full military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


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