John “Jack” Grierson Whitacre, 75, of Wakeman, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 15, 1937, in Elyria, where he grew up. Jack graduated from Elyria High in 1955. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving time in Korea.
He married Nancy Anne Leland in 1960, and they remained together for 52 years. He retired from Lorain Ford. He and his wife moved to Wakeman in 1995.
He was a dedicated parishioner of St. Mary’s Wakeman and a member of Wakeman Eagles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshal and Jean Whitacre; and brothers, Thomas, Hubert and Phillip Whitacre.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his son, Jeffrey (Brenda); daughters, Kim (Mark) Blair, Jennifer Key and Julie Markus; grandchildren, Ryan (Michelle), Ashley and Jason Blair, Tanner and Allison Whitacre, Dylan and Lauren Markus, and Chelsea Key; a great-grandson, Gavin John; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and from 7 p.m. until a Scripture service at 8:30 p.m. at Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper S., Wakeman. A Mass of the Resurrection will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Mary’s Church in Wakeman. The Rev. Doug Taylor will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date.