Jack Dedmon, 82
Funeral services for Jackie Dale “Jack” Dedmon, 82, of Hartville, were held Oct. 30, 2019, at Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Hartville. Mr. Dedmon died peacefully on Oct. 27, surrounded by loved ones.
He was born April 28, 1937, in Webster County, the sixth of the seven children born to Austin Elmer and Edith Evaline Patterson. As a youngster, he attended rural, one-room schoolhouses. Jack was a 1955 graduate of Mansfield High School. On June 7, 1957, he married Frances Ellen Gray, the love of his life.
Mr. Dedmon felt the call to preach God’s Gospel in the early 1960s. He pastored several churches in Wright, Webster, Ozark and Pulaski counties in Missouri and one church in New Mexico. In addition to being a minister, he taught Sunday school classes and truly enjoyed teaching the Word of God to children. Next to preaching the Gospel, he loved fishing and hunting, particularly crappie fishing. He treasured most the trips when family members could come along.
He lived his life as a compassionate and humble servant. He tactfully witnessed whenever he could and by doing so touched hundreds of lives. He created and shared moments and memories with his family that will forever be treasured. His family has peace knowing he is now with his Savior and they will see him again. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him.
Survivors include Frances, his devoted wife of 62 years, of the home; one son, Michael Dedmon and wife Nancy, and one daughter, Kathy Dotson; a brother, Roy Dedmon, and sister, Kay Patterson; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Lola Gray; sisters-in-law Priscilla Logan and Joan Dedmon; brother-in-law and dear friend Paul Miller; many nieces, nephews, dear friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, G.A. Dedmon, Gaylen Dedmon and Bill Dedmon, and a sister, Lois Dedmon Owens.
Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Hartville.
Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Hartville, directors.