Arizona Silver Belt, Globe, Arizona
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Jack Charles Warter, Jr. passed away at his home in Claypool, Ariz. on Feb. 23, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was a native Arizonan born in Globe, Ariz. to Jack and Myrtle Warter on Sept. 12, 1939.
After graduating from Miami High School in 1957, he joined the U.S. Navy and spent two years on the USS Vammen out of San Diego.
He returned to Miami and married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Beedle. He worked 41 years and retired from the local mining company.
He was a life member of the Elks Lodge and held the offices of Exalted Ruler, District Deputy, Arizona State President, and Advisor for the East District Elks. Jack also served as Ritualistic Team Coach and Judged for Arizona, California, and national ritualistic competitions. He was instrumental in the Arizona Elks Youth Camp located on Workman Creek near Young. Jack was also active with other Elks projects including the Steel Children's Research Center at the Tucson Medical Center.
Jack loved fishing, hunting, playing cards, dancing, bowling and helping those who needed him. He was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather and uncle.
He is survived by all who loved him and will miss him dearly, his wife, Joyce Warter; children, Vern of Chandler, Nikki (Martinez) of Chino Hills, Calif., Dan (Janet) of Tucson; his mom, Myrtle Warter of Payson; his brother, Gene of Tempe; sisters, Sherry Proctor (Jim) and Darlene Daniels (Jerry) all of Payson; grandchildren, Daniell, Nicholas, Ashlyn and Jon; mother-in-law, Leona Beedle; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
A special thanks to John James, a special friend who went out of his way to be there for Jack when he needed him most, including taking him to his treatment and doctor appointments.
Jack was preceeded in death by his dad, Jack Warter, Sr. Jack Jr. will be remembered most for his contagious laugh and sense of humor. Jack was generous and known in the community for always lending a hand to those in need.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in the name of Jack to the Arizona Elks Major Projects, Arizona Elks Youth Camp, 4545 E. 5th St Tucson, AZ 85711.
Services will be held March 2, 2012 at Globe Elks Lodge at 10 a.m. and interment following services at Pioneer Cemetery in Payson, Ariz. at 2 p.m.
Funeral arrangements for Jack Warter were entrusted to Miles Funeral Services Globe.
Joyce Darlene Beedle Warter
1938–2018 (m. 1961)
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