Jack was my Bible school teacher while I was in high school at the East Peoria church of Christ. He was a wonderful caring teacher to all of us high school kids. I really enjoyed the presentation of his lessons. It kept me interested. Now as a retired teacher, I know what makes a good teacher. Jack was one of those.
I always respected Jack as an elder and as my high school teacher.
Darlene Gettings Bounds
Jack was a caring Elder at East Peoria church of Christ. He would get after me about my long hair. I would tell him I wanted my hair this way because in my older days I might not have much hair. I realized he cared for me and wanted me to do right. Jack and Jennie were the first Peoria friends to visit us in our new home in California. Belva and I surely loved Jack and you,Jenny. You were always so kind to us. Girls, you were so blessed to have had a Dad like Jack and a sweet mother like Jenny. I wish Belva and I could see you again but we will when all God's singers get home. When that time comes, I want to ask Jack if he was jealous of all the hair I had. I sure don't have that much now.
Grady and Belva Gettings
El Dorado Hills, CA
Our family attended East Peoria church of Christ at the time your family did. Jack taught our children in one of the many classes he taught. I send my sympathy in yur loss of Jack.
June Gettings, Houston, TX
I first attended the East Peoria Church of Christ in February 1969 shortly after Jeanne and I moved to East Peoria. The first two people I met were Jack and Peyton Reynolds both of whom befriended me. Jack became a close friend and mentor and someone I always admired. (Nancy Ropp just mentioned to me yesterday how she always admired Jack as a strong Christian.) I haven't seen Jack in many years but I will always have many good memories.
Jenny, Julie, Jerri and families....we were saddened to read of Jack's passing. We have fond memories of when you lived in our area. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Love, Gladys Hartwig and family