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John C. Wall Sr.

John C. Wall Sr.

John C. Wall Sr.

John C. Wall Sr.

Mr. John C. Wall, Sr., of Nashville, IL departed this life at his residence in Nashville, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 6:22 PM.  He had attained the age of 73 years, 11 months and 22 days.

Mr. Wall was born on July 9, 1946 in Mt. Vernon, IL, the son of Tallie and Lena (nee Ancona) Wall.

John received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and went on to teach at Nashville District #49 Middle School in Nashville, IL for 30 years, until his retirement.  He was an active member of the Nashville Christian Church in Nashville and he was also a member of the Kingsman Auto Club in Mt. Vernon, IL. John had a love for automotives, which started in the 1960s when he raced GoKarts.  He enjoyed restoring vintage GoKarts and going to the Indy 500, which he had attended over 40 times.  John also had a passion for writing and wrote three volumes of The Nashville Dragway and was currently working on the fourth volume.  He also wrote and published children’s books.  John loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to mourn his passing are his two children, Diana Deering and husband Randy of New Baden, IL and John Wall, Jr. and wife Peggy of Nashville, IL; three grandchildren, Hope Pradhan and husband Rohnil, Jolie Meinert and husband Jordan and Tyler Wall; three great grandchildren, Wren Meinert, Kian Pradhan and Lena Meinert; two sisters, Mary Mullinax and husband David of Texico, IL and Jane Sheidler of Olathe, KS; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Devon Hiesner and brother, Don Wall.

Public visitation will be held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 5 PM until 8 PM.  In accordance with the new guidelines provided by the state, we encourage guests to wear a mask, practice social distancing and refrain from hugs and handshakes.

A private graveside service will be held at the Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Mt. Vernon, IL on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 with Pastor Les Boldt officiating.

Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the Nashville Christian Church Building Fund and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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  1. Anonymous on July 8, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    A great teacher and person in general.. Good attitude towards life.. Glad to have had the privilege of knowing him.. Deepest sympathies to his family..

  2. Anonymous on July 3, 2020 at 12:13 am

    Charge of the light begrade. Onward the 600. He was a great. My heart and prayers are with him and his family.

  3. Anonymous on July 2, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    I was just thinking about Mr. Wall yesterday. He is one of those teachers who’s lessons echo throughout my life.

    There’s no going back. Now you run on home to your mother and tell her, tell her everything’s alright, and there aren’t any more guns in the valley.

  4. Anonymous on July 2, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    John and I raced Go-Carts in the late 50’s and early 60’s , became good friends , went to High School together and still talked Go-Carts . I found out in a meeting at Wall-Mart he restored and showed Vintage Carts , so I gave him an old “480 West Bend” chain saw engine I raced back then . He was tickled and told me he had won prizes with the Cart he put it on . He and his Sister and his Mom were my kind of people . (Snow Cones were GREAT !) I considered John a Friend an am so sad about his passing , may God Bless his Family and People that were close .
    Richard and Kathy Smith (But Johnny called me “Dicky”)

  5. Anonymous on July 2, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for all the family. Benny and Pat Ancona.

  6. Anonymous on July 2, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    John was a great guy! Going to b missed. Thinking of his family.

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