Jack Jeffers was born Sept. 27, 1925 in Joplin to Walter and Grace Jeffers.

Jack Jeffers was born Sept. 27, 1925 in Joplin to Walter and Grace Jeffers. 

He spent his early life in the Oak Grove Community in Newton County. He entered into rest on Oct. 2, 2012 at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, at the age of 87 years and 5 days. 

Jack served in the United States Army during World War II as a very young soldier. He was stationed in the Netherlands; France; Germany; Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. 

He married Delua Johnson on Jan. 3, 1953. 

To this union, seven children were born. Gretchen Roberts, Jeannie Ewens, Susan Underhill, all of the Kansas City, Mo. area, Jack Wilbert Jeffers (now deceased), Jeff Jeffers, Webb City, Erma Anne Garrison, Tigard, Ore., Brock Jeffers, Carthage; eight granddaughters, Emily Ewens, Rachel (Garrison) Cutter, Jillian Garrison, Chloe Roberts, Lexi Roberts, Olivia Jeffers, Kesley Jeffers, Kaitlen Jeffers; four grandsons, Andrew Ewens, Samuel Garrison, Kaleb Jeffers, Josiah Jeffers; siblings, Christine Hunt, Ottawa, Kan., Ted Jeffers and Joe Jeffers, both of Joplin, Don Jeffers, Independence, Mo.; and several extended family members.

Services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker Mortuary Chapel.  Mike Criswell, Evangelist for the Church of Christ, will officiate. Interment will follow in Jackson Cemetery, south of Joplin.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.