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Jack W. Justus, 71, Brown County

Jack W. Justus, 71, Brown County, ended his earthly journey Tuesday evening, May 27, 2014 at his home. He was a former resident of Indianapolis and Greenwood. 

Jack was born in Indianapolis Dece. 14, 1942, to the late Wm. Theodore and Aletha (Hale) Justus. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1961 and went on to earn an associate’s degree in history from Indiana Central College in Indianapolis. Jack married Pamela J. (Siekerman) Justus in Indianapolis June 15, 1974. She lovingly survives after 39 devoted years of marriage. 

Jack was born to be an entrepreneur and purchased his employer, Hadley Electric, and made it a division of his company, Jack W. Justus Enterprises. He worked for more than 40 years as an electrical contractor and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union (IBEW) #481 in Indianapolis.

His wife and children fondly recall the work ethic he had and the legacy he passed down to his entire family as a great provider. Jack will be remembered for the way he loved life and lived it to the fullest.

Jack was a 35-year member of Irvington Masonic Lodge #666 and a member of Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed duck hunting, fishing and participating in auctions. His first love and favorite hobby was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and riding his John Deere tractor around his 22 acres in northern Brown County. He also had a passion for animals and a love for his dogs, Peaches, Gidget and beloved Daisy.

Friends and family alike recall precious memories of Jack as one of the most likeable people one would ever meet. He was quick with a joke and a smile and one of the most generous men you could know. He had a passion for people and for helping others, and loved to bless his family and friends that way. People were drawn to him and he will be greatly missed by all.

Jack is survived by his wife, Pamela; children, Justina (Ethan) Nadolson of Granville, Ohio, Christina Tempast-Trimnell of Southport, Jacquelyn (Jerry) Thomas of Lebanon, Lori (Brad) Riggen of Brown County, Jennifer (Gary) Childers of Greenwood, Janice (Farris) Sallee and Jack “Jay” W. Justus II (Kristy), both of Brown County; brother, Gary (Charlotte) Justus of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Kayleigh Carlin, Jacob and Gracie Riggen, Steven, Chris and David Norman, Jackson and Jaden Thomas, Katrina Faulkner, Katy, Adam and Libby Nadolson, Dakota and Angel Meece, Hailey, Emma and Jaylan Justus, Elliott and Isabel Childers, Tyler and Logan Sallee, Ashley Culp, Erica Hargraves and Alysha Thompson; two great-grandchildren, Audrey and Collin.

The Revs. Craig Moore and Tracey Parrish will conduct a funeral service celebrating his life at 7 p.m.  Tuesday, June 3, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown.

Friends can call from 3 p.m. until service time Tuesday, June 3 at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Jack to the Brown County Humane Society, P.O. Box 746, Nashville, IN 47448 and/or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation; 6520 North Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2130, and/or Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ  85062-8960.

Condolences can be sent to the Justus family at meredith-clark.com.

 

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  • October 30
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • October 30
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 30
    B.C. Election Board
    1:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • October 30
    9th District candidate to meet public
    7 to 8:30 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 30
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m., 3 p.m. Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • October 31
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 31
    Trick-or-Treat hours set for Nashville
    6 to 9 p.m. Nashville
  • October 31
    Deadline to RSVP for Brown County/Purdue Extension dinner meeting
  • October 31
    Trunk or Treat at Helmsburg church
    6 to 8 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • November 1
    Annual chicken noodle dinner, craft bazaar at Christiansburg church
    4 to 7 p.m. Christiansburg United Methodist Church, 7372 S. Christianburg Road
  • November 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 1
    Annual craft, bake sale at Helmsburg church
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St.
  • November 1
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 1
    Annual bazaar, quilt raffle, bake sale, bean dinner
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, Bean Blossom
  • November 3
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • November 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • November 4
    Government offices CLOSED
  • November 5
    Woodworkers club
    7 p.m. Charlie Roush's Shop, 6987 Christianberg Road
  • November 5
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 6
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • November 6
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 6
    Salt Creek Trail Committee
    10 a.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • November 6
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. Helmsburg Elementary School, 5378 Helmsburg School Road
  • November 6
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 7
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • November 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 8
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 11
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • November 12
    Mandatory scholarship meeting at the high school
    6:30 p.m. Brown County High School, 235 School House Lane
  • November 12
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 13
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 14
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 15
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 15
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 18
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 19
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 20
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road