April 14, 2013 1:06 AM
Jack joined The Lord after a brief illness on March 28, 2013. He was born in Waco, Texas June 13, 1922. He was raised in Detroit and graduated from Eastern High School in the Class of 1940. He then served as an apprentice in tool making at Continental Motors but his favorite job was making parts for the power boats that raced on the Detroit River. He loved making the metal chips.
In later years be became a Sterotyper at The Detroit News and several other newspapers. He retired in 1989 after 13 years as the owner of Coast Auto Parts in Carpinteria, CA.
Jack and his beloved Nancy were married March 16, 1946 and recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. They were blessed with daughter Arden in 1947 and son Timothy in 1949.
Jack was a pillar in the Carpinteria Community with 35 years in the Carpinteria Lion's Club, over thirty years with the Carpinteria Community Church and countless hours with Help, Seniors, Blood Banks, Sight Center, the Lion's Club Barbeques as well as many other community endeavors. Anyone that knew Jack knew him as the Carpinteria "Hugger".
In addition to wife Nancy, daughter Arden (husband Mike Hjelm) and son Tim, Jack leaves behind grandsons Robert White (wife Mary), Scott White (wife Monica) and Craig White (wife Lori). As well as eight Great Grand-children Nicole, Megan, Matthew, Delanie, Cooper, Hannah, Luke and Grace and his 1/2 sister Joy Hill.
He is preceded in death by his brothers Robert, Dick, and 1/2 brother Dan and Great Granddaughter Oliva.
A Celebration of Jack's life will be held at Carpinteria Community Church on Saturday, April 20th 2013 at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow at the church Parish Hall, 1111 Vallecito Road, Carpinteria (behind Rusty's Pizza)
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jack's memory to the Carpinteria Community Church Deacons and Fellowship Committee, Carpinteria Lion's Club or Hospice of Santa Barbara.