2013-12-07 / Obituaries

Delbert G. “Jack” Spring

Delbert G. “Jack” Spring, age 80, of Hebron, passed away December 2, 2013, at Autumn At The Lake Healthcare in Thornville. He was born on May 24, 1933, in Ros- eville, son of the late Delmar and Martha (Kern) Spring McIntosh. Jack was raised on a farm with several siblings including a twin brother, Delmar. They were soon given the nicknames “Jack” and “Jim”, the same names given to the family mules. Having worked two full time jobs for over 30 years, Jack shared with his namesake an incredible work ethic. He lost most of his fingers on his left hand on the family farm, but he never let that get him down, continuing to work several factory jobs.

Full of kindness and joy, he had an ever-present smile on his face. Jack got much happiness from helping others, especially his family. While he lived with constant pain from arthritis and other ailments, one never heard him complain. He enjoyed Blue Grass and country music, especially the local artists; and the drawings at the Buckeye Lake Eagles, where Jack was a member. He also liked fishing and sports, especially Ohio’s professional teams. He left with a legacy of simply being a good man, and we hope that we are able to be more like him.

He is survived by his loving family: son, Tony (Maria) Spring; and half brothers, Wilbur “Billy” Jones and Howard Raymond Jones

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Carol A. (Jones) Spring; and his brothers, Paul, Jim, and Johnny Spring and Bert McIntosh.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson- Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 s. Main St. where a funeral service, celebrating Jack’s life, will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to: www.hoskinsonfuneral.com

Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the Spring Family.

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