John T. Cavanaugh, 88, of Murray, Ky., died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray.
Mr. Cavanaugh was born in Hillside, Ill., Feb. 8, 1924, to the late Michael Cavanaugh and Katherine Reidy Cavanaugh. Mr. Cavanaugh was the owner and operator of K - N Root Beer in Murray, and later retired from the Murray Division of Fisher Price. He was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church and a World War II Army veteran.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cavanaugh was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Linn; three sisters, Mary Asaro, Josie Verive and Theresa Cavanaugh; and by five brothers, James, Dan, Michael, Patrick and Thomas Cavanaugh.
Mr. Cavanaugh is survived by his wife, Eleanor Cavanaugh, of Murray, to whom he married June 18, 1949 ; two daughters, Coleen Linn and husband, Gerald, of Murray and Marybeth Downs and husband, Stan, of Murray; one son, Charles Cavanaugh and wife, Janice, of LaGrange Park, Ill.; one sister, Nora Cronin, of Lyon, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Brian Cavanaugh and wife, Kahla, Karen Ainslie and husband, Jake, Katie Trevino and husband, Frank, Maggie Dietz and husband, Andy, Kristy Spann and husband, John, Gina Harness and husband, Darin, Kellie Webb and husband, Brandon and Amanda Williams and husband, J.R.; 13 great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Natalie and Patrick Cavanaugh, Julia, Jesse and Andrew Trevino, Owen and Logan Ainslie, Tyler Cavanaugh, John Spann V, Ally Harness, Kinslee and Lanee Webb.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Father Jason McClure officiating. Burial to follow in Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home