Ray Wilson Jacks
May 29, 1929 -
August 14, 2020

Visitation

Service 

August 17, 2020
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Graveside funeral service for Mr. Ray Wilson Jacks, age 91, of Elora, TN will be conducted at 11 AM on Monday, August 17, 2020 at Elora Cemetery with Bro. Mike Robertson officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Ray was born on May 29, 1929 in Elora, Lincoln County, Tennessee to the late Raymon Ellis and Ruby Zell Hardin Jacks. He was a graduate of Flintville High School and served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a jet engine mechanic. Mr. Jacks retired from US Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, was a Lincoln County Circuit Court officer for 20 years, and served 3 terms as a Lincoln Co. Commissioner. Ray loved being outdoors working on his farm, hunting, rooting for the Atlanta Braves, and he was a member of the Elora Baptist Church. Mr. Jacks passed away on August 14, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Survivors include his wife of almost 59 years, Nellie Ruth Fenn Jacks; children, Marilyn (Gary) Davis of Murfreesboro, TN; Pamela (Dennis) Atkinson of Old Hickory, TN; and Andy (Patricia) Jacks of Elora; grandchildren, Wendie (Jamie) Thompson, Christopher Davis, and Alan (Jennifer) Davis; and great-grandchildren, Ben Thompson, Grant Thompson, Tennyson Davis, and Presley Davis. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jacks was preceded in death by his brothers, Joe L., and Bob H. Jacks.

At Elora Cemetery, Eric Reed, Butch Collins, Vince Rutledge, Charlie Morgan, Bernie Cushman, and Nicky Scivally will serve as active pallbearers. Billy Dodson and Malcom Gardner will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Ray Wilson Jacks.

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13 Comments

  1. Rebecca Siejack

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ray was a good man and a good friend and neighbor to my husband. We will miss him so much. God rest his soul, and may Gods peace be with you, Nellie, and all the family.

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  2. Mary Wilson

    So sorry to hear of mr. Rays passing. I always enjoyed talking to him when I saw him.

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  3. Ola Archer

    Such a wonderful man and neighbor. Sending deepest sympathies to the family during this tragic time.

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  4. Barry and Janice Green

    Sending prayers and thoughts to the family always loved talking with Mr. Ray he was always kind and a very nice person
    Janice Green

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  5. Katherine Miller and Jennifer Ball

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

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  6. Vikki Collins Mason

    Ray was a wonderful man and family friend for many years. We all have such fond memories of time spent with him. The Collins family sends thoughts and prayers to the Jacks family at this time of loss.

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  7. Faye Moon Ellis

    So sorry, Ray was one of my favorite cousins even though we didn’t see each other often he holds a special place in my heart he will be truly missed. May God comfort you in your loss.

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  8. Judy Kite McLeod

    I sat next to Mr. Ray for many years while he worked with the Court. He was always so pleasant and kind. My condolences to his family.

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  9. Terri Edwards Bukar (Court Reporter)

    Mr. Jacks holds a warm spot in my heart. We worked together for 20 years in the court system. We laughed a lot, worked long hours during trials and he was a good trooper. Did a great job. He was a special man and will be greatly missed.

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  10. Harold and Brenda Edwards

    Our prayers go out to you and your family.

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  11. Rickey & Denise Smith

    our thoughts and prayers are with you guys; Ray was a wonderful man and will be missed greatly.

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  12. GREGG & ANITA EDWARDS & FAMILY

    Sending condolences to the Jacks family during this time of loss.

    Reply
  13. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

    Reply

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13 Comments

  1. Rebecca Siejack

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ray was a good man and a good friend and neighbor to my husband. We will miss him so much. God rest his soul, and may Gods peace be with you, Nellie, and all the family.

    Reply
  2. Mary Wilson

    So sorry to hear of mr. Rays passing. I always enjoyed talking to him when I saw him.

    Reply
  3. Ola Archer

    Such a wonderful man and neighbor. Sending deepest sympathies to the family during this tragic time.

    Reply
  4. Barry and Janice Green

    Sending prayers and thoughts to the family always loved talking with Mr. Ray he was always kind and a very nice person
    Janice Green

    Reply
  5. Katherine Miller and Jennifer Ball

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

    Reply
  6. Vikki Collins Mason

    Ray was a wonderful man and family friend for many years. We all have such fond memories of time spent with him. The Collins family sends thoughts and prayers to the Jacks family at this time of loss.

    Reply
  7. Faye Moon Ellis

    So sorry, Ray was one of my favorite cousins even though we didn’t see each other often he holds a special place in my heart he will be truly missed. May God comfort you in your loss.

    Reply
  8. Judy Kite McLeod

    I sat next to Mr. Ray for many years while he worked with the Court. He was always so pleasant and kind. My condolences to his family.

    Reply
  9. Terri Edwards Bukar (Court Reporter)

    Mr. Jacks holds a warm spot in my heart. We worked together for 20 years in the court system. We laughed a lot, worked long hours during trials and he was a good trooper. Did a great job. He was a special man and will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  10. Harold and Brenda Edwards

    Our prayers go out to you and your family.

    Reply
  11. Rickey & Denise Smith

    our thoughts and prayers are with you guys; Ray was a wonderful man and will be missed greatly.

    Reply
  12. GREGG & ANITA EDWARDS & FAMILY

    Sending condolences to the Jacks family during this time of loss.

    Reply
  13. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

    Reply

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