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April 15, 1954 - September 21, 2019

Burial Date September 25, 2019

A time to honor Jack’s life will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, in the chapel ant Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park South, beginning at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be made to Kairos Dwelling, c/o the funeral home

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Age 65, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Kairos Dwelling after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Kalamazoo, MI, on April 15, 1954, the son of the late Wilford and Betty (Ballard) Thrasher. Jack was a kind and outgoing man. He never met a person he didn’t like, made friends wherever he was at, and took pride in remembering people’s names. He loved being around his friends and family and was happiest when they were near. Even through his illness Jack kept a hopeful and gracious attitude and did his best to put others first. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and was an avid NASCAR fan and could often be found cheering for his favorite driver Kevin Harvick. He had faith in the Lord and attended Kalamazoo First Assembly of God. He was a hard worker who put in many years with the Kazoo Tire Company. He loved animals and had a special place in his heart for his loyal companion “Weston”. Above all Jack loved his family. He was a wonderful father; a special grandfather known as “Grandpa Jack”, and loyal brother and uncle. He leaves behind many wonderful memories to be cherished and he will be missed by all who loved him. Jack is survived by two children, Theresa Thrasher and Hannah (Richard) Cripps; seven grandchildren, Austin, Alexis, Abbigail, Tyler, Haley and Davey Cripps and Ashley Thrasher; five siblings, Jim (Ricky) Thrasher, Tom (Annie) Thrasher, Timmy Thrasher, Cathy Hale and Ron Menck; former spouse, Charlene Mayes who, along with Jack’s family stayed by his side until he passed; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Menck; nieces, nephews and friends. He was also preceded in passing by a brother, Bill Menck and a sister-in-law, Carol Menck.