Jack Warren Reser, 87, of Marshall, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Marshall with burial at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery southwest of Urbana. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Fitzgibbon Mary Montgomery Hospice or First Baptist Church of Marshall. Services are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw.
Born Sept. 10, 1924, in Urbana, he was the son of the late Oliver O. Reser and Norma Whitworth Reser. On Nov. 11, 1951, he married Evelyn Rush Reser, who survives of the home. He was a 1942 graduate of Urbana High School. In March 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and entered active duty on April 2, 1943. He graduated as a U.S. Navy Pharmacist's Mate, second class on Dec. 29, 1944. He was honorably discharged on March 28, 1946. He went on to graduate from the School of Mortuary Science in St. Louis and returned to Warsaw to work at Reser Funeral Home. He was Sheriff of Benton County on Jan. 16, 1950. He and his wife owned and operated the Rexall Drug Store in Warsaw. In April 1958 the family moved to Marshall after purchasing Sweeney Funeral Home, which they operated for more than 28 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, a Free Mason and the Marshall Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Jacquelyn Hare and her husband, Phillip, of Marshall, Kippie Reser Kutz and her husband, Robert, of Springfield and Kimberly Reser of Springfield; three grandchildren, Matthew Hare and his wife, Jenny, of Marshall, Abrea Boedeker and her husband, Jeremy, of Marshall and Sara Kutz of Warrensburg; five great-grandchildren, Lauren, Jacob and Eliza Hare, and Garrett and Linzi Boedeker; along with several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Frank Reser, Silas Reser, Jay Reser, Wade Reser, Emza Reser Dixon and Elsie Reser Walker.
Additional information provided per family recompense.