Saturday, December 8, 2012

Jack Waters - Rantoul Lodge

Jack Waters

RANTOUL – Jack E. Waters, 83, of Rantoul passed away on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Country Health Care and Rehab, Gifford.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, Rantoul. The Rev. Carol Lakota-Eastin will officiate. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Rantoul.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 East Grove, Rantoul.
Jack was born Aug. 2, 1929, in Rantoul, a son of Russell and Ruth (Harshparger) Waters. He married Carolyn Busey on Nov. 26, 1950, in Canton. She preceded him in death on July 16, 1993.
He is survived by three sons: Ken (Laurie) Waters of Rantoul, Russell (Sheri) Waters of Tallahassee, Fla., and David (Joanie) Waters of Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters: Debra (Alan) Hall of Rantoul and Karen (Jim) Summers of Winchester, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren: Julie, Dave, Charlie, Kamie, Justin, Matthew, Katherine, Maxwell, Jordan, Jessica, Jarrett and Kayla; 11 great-grandchildren, Jake, Carson, Jackson, Addison, Cory, Alex, Madison, Riley, Carter, Evan and Taylor; and a sister, Priscilla Rusnov of Dillsburg, Pa.
Also surviving are several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
Jack was a Rantoul businessman for many years. He owned and operated the Ben Franklin from 1959-1965 in the old shopping center and then the Waters' Ben Franklin Store in downtown Rantoul until 1994. He also owned Waters Electric from 1965 until 1993, when he sold his business to his son, Ken Waters. He served as a volunteer fireman for Rantoul for 32 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Rantoul Rotary Club for over 50 years, Rantoul Masons, Odd Fellows and a former member of the Rantoul Moose. His hobbies included camping, fishing and target shooting.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Country Health Care and Rehab.

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