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Jack Cecil Marcy was born on June 3, 1932 to Martha “Ret” McConnell Marcy and Clarence Marcy. Jack grew up in Chandlerville, Illinois excelling in baseball, track, basketball, and football. Jack was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church since 1935 and had perfect attendance in Sunday School for eight years. In 1952, Jack was drafted in the U.S. Army, where he attained the Rank of 1st Sergeant 25th Infantry Division. He was on the front-line battle on the 39th parallel when the Korean War ended precisely at midnight, the air went quiet, and it was over. Jack was given an honorable discharge in 1954. Shortly after returning home, Jack began his career in the Power industry, which spanned from 1954 – 1999. Jack married Jo Ann Fritchtnitch on April 1, 1956, and they were blessed with 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. The journey took Jack and his family from Illinois to Tennessee, Nebraska, Nevada and Oklahoma. Jack gained a complete understanding of coal-gas-oil-nuclear fueled turbine generators, attaining the role of Assistant General manager of thermal generation at GRDA. Jack earned his Professional Engineer Nuclear License registered in Oklahoma and Arizona. He was a member of the Hope Masonic Lodge #22 in Yerington, Nevada, and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite member and a lifetime member of the American Legion. The flag at GRDA Coal fired complex was flown at Half-staff in his honor.
Jack is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Marcy; son, Kevin Marcy and partner Abigail Custis of Virginia; son, Brad Marcy and wife Anita of Nevada; daughter, Lyn McKee and husband Pat of Arizona; grandchildren, Alex Marcy and wife Samantha, April Gerow and husband Kevin, and Abigail McKee; great grandchildren; Zoey and Cole Gerow; sister, Mary Chipman of Illinois; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Martha Marcy; brother, Addison Marcy; and sisters, Ina Carlock and Imogene Dearing.
Funeral services for Jack will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2022 in the Pryor First United Methodist Church with Pastor Roger Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Memorial Cemetery with Wayne Mibb, Brock Mibb, Charles Barney, Bob Jett, Paul Abbott, and Fred Strang serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Walt Jackson, Vaughn Mavers, Phil Todd, Perry Friedrich, Russ Mibb, and Chas Meyer serving as Honorary Casket Bearers. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at Shipman’s Funeral Home. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.