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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.

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