Charles J. Jacks was born on November 6, 1926 in Des Plains, Illinois, the son of Harry J. and Alice S. (Englebreckt) Jacks. He was called home on December 22, 2016; he just recently celebrated his 90th birthday. He was baptized as a young boy.
Charles served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He met and married his wife, Dorothy, and to this union five children were born. Charles was a very hard-working man and worked at a variety of jobs through the years. He enjoyed working with his father-in-law in the construction and concrete business. He moved his family to Cabool, Missouri, in 1973; he worked for the City of Cabool and later on for Cabool Lease until he retired.
After retiring, Dorothy was diagnosed with MS and he took care of her for several years. They shared almost 51 years of marriage. He loved to golf and when he couldn’t, he watched it on TV. He loved pitching horseshoes, pitching in several tournaments.
Charles health began to fail in 2009; he spent time in Kabul Nursing Home and at Landmark Villa. He went to live with his daughter Judi and her husband in November of 2009. He went on to enjoy a little over seven years in the comfort of home where he wanted to be and where he would pass.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; two brothers; a grandson, Chris Caswell; and a great-grandson, Sawyer Williams.
He is survived by his sisters, Nancy and Barbara of Florida; his sons, Mike and wife Tonya of North Carolina, Jerry and wife Elaine of Cabool, and Steven and wife Sherry of North Carolina; his daughters, Dawn and husband Bill Eckles of Arkansas and Judi and husband Donald Bloomer of Cabool; 17 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
Visitation will be at 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 30, 2016, at the funeral chapel. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Cabool Cemetery with Terry Brown officiating. Pallbearers will be Mike Jacks, Adam Williams, Travis Williams, Chris Graham, Josh Lively and Ryan Jacks. Honorary pallbearers are Josh Bloomer, Jerry Jacks, Steven Jacks, Bill Eckles and Robert Rousseau. Interment with full military honors will be in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.