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Jack W. Justus

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

Jack was born in Indianapolis on Dec. 14, 1942, to the late William 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 on 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 (IBEW) Local 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.

He was a 35-year member of the Irvington Masonic Lodge No. 666 and a member of Ducks Unlimited.

He enjoyed deer and 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 the beloved Daisy.

Friends and family alike recall precious memories of Jack as one of the most likable 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 Tempest-Trimnell of Southport, Jacquelyn (Jerry) Thomas of Lebanon, Jennifer (Gary) Childers of Greenwood, and Lori (Brad) Riggen, Janice (Farris) Sallee and Jack W. “Jay” Justus II (Kristy), all 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; and 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 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

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

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