Funeral services for John J. Degnan, 69, of Columbia, will be 12:00 noon Monday, May 31, 2010 at Woodridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 11 am until the hour of the service Monday at Woodridge Funeral Home.
Mr. Degnan passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2010 after an extended illness. Born September 1, 1940 in Neptune, NJ, he was the son of the late John Francis Degnan and Annette Cox Degnan. Mr. Degnan was a veteran of the US Navy, attended the University of South Florida, and was employed for many years in sales and marketing. He was an accomplished artist, having done many fine pencil drawings. He also enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening and fishing. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Dolores Elias Degnan; daughters, Victoria Degnan Parker (husband Stan), Shannon Degnan Kinder (husband Jon) and Mary Annette Degnan; a son, Christopher James Degnan (wife Lisa); his sister, Eileen Degnan; daughter-in-law, Sharon Degnan; mother-in-law, Mary Elias; 10 grandchildren, Morgan, Erin, Traviss, Jonathon, Kaitlyn, Casey, Justin, Dallas, Brittany and Jenna; 2 step-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; and 2 nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a son, Troy Dean Degnan.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers should be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org or 1-800-227-2345).
Arrangements under the direction of Woodridge Funeral Home, Lexington, SC.