OKEECHOBEE - Jack H. Elledge passed away peacefully Sunday, December 29, 2013. Jack was born in South Florida on February 7, 1927 of pioneer stock. His father went to Okeechobee the year after Henry Flager ran his railroad into South Florida and established Okeechobee Marine Ways and shipped fish from Lake Okeechobee to St. Louis on the new railroad. Jacks mother was from Tennessee coming to Florida in 1916 and taught school in Okeechobee for the next 50 years off and on; therefore, she was known all over the country. Jack graduated from the University of Florida in 1950. He did mining projects all over the world. Jack gave two papers on mining in the world before the American Mining Congress in New York. He and his wife Ruth traveled extensively. Jack leaves behind his beloved wife of 67 years, Ruth Elledge; two wonderful sons, Jeff Elledge and Steve Elledge who love him so and are left brokenhearted. The family will receive friends 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 3, 2014 at Grace Episcopal Church, 245 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, Fla. The memorial service will begin at 10:30 AM with Father Reed Freeman officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Grace Episcopal Church or a
. Interment will be private. Arrangements by Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1811 Idlewild Ave., SR 16, Green Cove Springs. 904-284-9696. www.helmgallagherfh.com
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Published in NewsZapFL on Jan. 3, 2014
Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1811 Idlewild Avenue, SR16 Green Cove Springs, FL 32043