Lifelong Sharon Springs, Kansas resident Jack Everett Pancake, 93 passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at his home in Sharon Springs with his family by his side.
Jack was born on September 17, 1923 in Sharon Springs, Kansas, the son Jessie and Lulu (Brewster) Pancake. He was one of three children. He was baptized in the Christian Church in Sharon Springs.
Growing up in Sharon Springs, Jack attended school there up through the 11th grade, at which time he went into military service. Jack served our country in the United States Army from April of 1943 until December of 1945 as a Technician 5th Grade in the 679 Fort Company. He was a lifetime member of the VFW.
When he returned from the Service, he helped his father farm. Along with farming he worked on the Railroad, helped build the Stover Elevator, helped build the new Highway 40 through Wallace County and worked nights for seven years at the Power Plant.
On February 23, 1963, Jack married Georgia Lock in Sharon Springs. To this union, one son Gary was born. Jack worked most of his life as a farmer.
He was very active serving his community. He was involved with the Sharon Springs Police Department, the Wallace County Sheriff’s Department and the Volunteer Fire Department.
Preceding Jack in death was his parents, one sister Esther, one brother Bill and a daughter-in-law Amy Pancake.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Georgia of the home, his son Gary Pancake and his wife Candace and their son Cody, all of Sharon Springs, Kansas. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Ellen Pancake of Sharon Springs, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services for Jack will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM MT at the Sharon Springs United Methodist Church with Pastor Duncan Ibuuri and Reverend Paul McNall officiating. Burial will follow with Military Honors in the Sharon Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM MT at the Church in Sharon Springs.
Memorials may be designated to Northwest Kansas Hospice Service or to the Sharon Springs United Methodist Church and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Goodland, Kansas 67735.
Online condolence may be left at www.koonsfuneralhome.com.