Jack Betts, 84, of Willliamsport, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Berger Hospital.
He was born in Williamsport, the son of the late Rodney and Lucille (Stevenson) Betts.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Janet (Wright) Betts; grandchildren, Amanda and Dustin Dollison; sisters, Patty Brayshaw, Betty Shonkwiler and Virginia Lozier; brother, Bob Betts; and son-in-law, Bill Coleman Jr.
Jack was a 1950 graduate of Williamsport High School, where he was known as “Fireball,” a nickname which stuck throughout the years.
He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from DuPont after 36 years service.
Jack was a member of Williamsport UMC, AMVETS Post 2256 and was a 50-year member of Heber Masonic Lodge #501. He was proud to be a 24-gallon blood donor.
Jack was kind, hardworking, loving, humorous and would do anything for anybody. He enjoyed wood carving, golfing, playing horseshoes, softball and bowling; also hunting, old cars, going to Texas and had coached his son’s Mosquito and Little League teams when he was young.
Jack also enjoyed doing things for his family and friends and was good about taking the mail to the ladies on Allen Street. Jack also made his own Christmas gifts of fruitcake and homemade wine and traveled far and wide to deliver them to his many friends.
Jack is survived by his son, Douglas (Shanna) Betts; daughters, Charmaine Coleman, Kelly Betts and Sabrina (Mark) Dollison; grandchildren, Casey (Rebekah) Betts, Chloe Betts, Shawn (Becca) Coleman, Nathan (Brandie) Coleman and Tasha (Bill) Rogers; great-grandchildren, Paige, Morgan, Reese, Olivia, Domonic, Gracie and Harvey; and his special canine companions, Jane and Judee.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Dowson officiating. Burial will be in Springlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Partners for Paws, PO Box 282, Circleville, OH 43113; or Williamsport UMC, PO Box 179, Williamsport, OH 43164.
To share a memory of Jack, visit www.schoedinger.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal