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Jack W. Roomsburg

February 1, 1938 - February 15, 2019

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 beginning at 11:00 AM, at Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 East G Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49048, with Pastor Mark Holeman officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:00 AM, one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Reverence Hospice Care, c/o the funeral home.

Age 81, passed away at home on Friday, February 15, 2019. He was born in Kalamazoo on February 1, 1938, the son of the late Harold and Glenna (Kendall) Roomsburg. He graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School and Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music. He was a hard worker who was employed by Upjohn and later Galesburg Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Struthers Ohio. When not working he enjoyed hunting, fishing, water skiing and spending time with family and friends. Jack also had a passion for helping others. He was a fireman on the Galesburg-Charleston Fire Department where he also served as Chaplain for 18 years and while in Ohio served on the Struthers Fire Department. Jack had a strong faith in the Lord which made him a joy to know. He was a member of Northeastern Baptist Church where his smile and warmth will be missed. Above all Jack loved his family and he leaves them with the legacy of a life lived for Christ and for others. On October 15, 1960, he married the love of his life, Carol Ann Roomsburg who survives. He is also survived by three children, Marci (Scott) Anthony, Shaun (Don) Nearpass and Kevin Roomsburg; seven grandchildren, Chad Nearpass, Justin Anthony, Josh Nearpass, Bekah Welser, Brandon Nearpass, Nathan Anthony and Sammi Nearpass; five great-grandchildren; many friends.