The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said a Washington man died Monday afternoon from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

The body of David A. Jennings, 60, was found on the parking lot of the Parkway Nazarene Church just outside the St. Clair city limits. 

Sheriff Gary Toelke said investigators  found a handgun next to the body and a suicide note. 

Investigators learned that the man had purchased the weapon from a pawnshop about 2 p.m. Monday. The initial report of the death came in at about 2:30 p.m.