Jack J. Jeffers of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Friday morning, January 23, 2009, in the Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Blackwell at the age of 91 years.
Jack J. Jeffers was born on March 31, 1917, on a farm near Paden, Oklahoma, to Lester and Hertha (Wine) Jeffers. He grew up attending schools in the area. Following graduation from high school he furthered his education by attending the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He married Florence K. Gilmore on January 9, 1940, in Norman, Oklahoma. While attending college he was drafted into the United States Army serving during World War II. During his time of service he was released to become a specialty welder on the atomic bomb in Richland, Washington. In 1950 he moved with his family to Bend, Oregon, where he currently still holds a residence. While living in Oregon he was involved in numerous businesses, pursued his love of fishing, and traveled extensively around the world. In 2002 he moved with his wife to Blackwell to make their home. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Blackwell. He also holds a lifetime membership in the Elk’s Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Jeffers of Blackwell, Oklahoma; a daughter, Pat Carter of Hood River, Oregon; a son, Mike Jeffers of Blackwell, Oklahoma; a sister, Jeannie Payte of California; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and five siblings.
Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 26th in the First Presbyterian Church in Blackwell with the Rev. Eric Dittman officiating. A family burial will be held Monday afternoon in the Zion Cemetery in Orlando, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the Blackwell Associated Charities in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home.
Jack has gone fishing permanently!