Saturday, December 15, 2018

Jackie “Jack” Dean Smothers

Mr. Jackie “Jack” Dean Smothers, age 85, of Logan, passed away at 9:44 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Mt. Vernon Healthcare Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Logan Church of God, with Rev. Mike Mayberry officiating, and Rev. Rick Fowler assisting. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Logan Church of God Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday at the Logan Church of God.

The Leffler Funeral Home, of Benton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack was born on May 24, 1933 in Logan, IL, the son of Miles Smothers and Bertha (Moore) Smothers. He married the former Thelma Ruby Eads on October 22, 1953, and she survives.

Mr. Smothers proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Logan Church of God, where he formerly served as a Sunday School Teacher, and served on the Pastor’s Council.

His working career consisted being a truck driver with Star Trucking, a coal miner, a former jailer at the Franklin County Jail, and as a bus driver. He was also a member of the Teamsters Union.

He enjoyed gardening, carpentry, camping, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years Thelma Smothers of Logan; his three children: Loretta Rice and husband Steve of Logan, Jack D. Smothers of Logan, and Lisa Morse and husband Zandle and his son Tyler of Buncombe, IL; five grandchildren: Melissa (Coons) Boukezzoula and husband Naoufel, James Eston Pense, Paula (Coons) Arpasi and husband Thomas, Daniel Rice, Chloe Morse; three great-grandchildren: Mia Arpasi, Kaven and Aubrie Pense; a brother Delmas Smothers of Greenfield, IN; a sister Anna Mae Wilson of Logan; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Smothers was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Connie Coons; five sisters: Alma McCormick, Lola McCormick, Mary “Mag” Leneve, Lillian Willett, and Vivian Smothers; four brothers: Larry Smothers, Joe Smothers, Everett Smothers, and Artie Gene Smothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan Church of God.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Mr. Jack Dean Smothers, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com

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