Jack C. Gassaway, 87, of LeRoy, passed away at 12:47 A.M., Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his home in LeRoy.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the LeRoy Christian Church, LeRoy. Jeff Mayfield will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy with military rites accorded. There will be no visitation.
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the LeRoy Christian Church, the Ruel Neal American Legion Post #79, LeRoy or the LeRoy Fire Department.
Mr. Gassaway was born January 4, 1930 in Gillum, IL to Clyde and Eleanor McClintock Gassaway. He married Marie Miller on March 20, 1954 in LeRoy. She survives in LeRoy.
Also surviving are 2 Sons: Dave C. (Ellen) Gassaway and Dan C. Gassaway all of LeRoy; 5 Grandchildren: Josh (Erica) Gassaway, Nikki (Drew) Askew, Danny (Bailey) Gassaway, Jake (Rheanna) Gassaway, and Jackie (Jared) Wey; 5 great-grandchildren: Hunter, Kailey, Tanner, Autumn, and Mason Gassaway and 1 on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 Brothers and 1 Sister.
Jack served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was retired from the Carpenter’s Local 63, which he was a member for 62 years. After his retirement in 1992, Jack was the sexton for Oak Grove Cemetery in LeRoy for many years. He served over 44 years for the LeRoy Fire and Rescue and retired as Assistant Chief. He was a member of the LeRoy Christian Church where he served as a deacon for several years.
Jack was a life member of the Ruel Neal American Legion Post #79, LeRoy and a life member of the Fred G. O’Malley V.F.W. Post 6190, Farmer City. He was a 32nd degree mason and Shriner.
Jack was a master craftsman and gardener.