AUGUSTA, Ga. - John (Jack) George Nattinger Jr., 85, of Augusta, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lanora; his parents, John G. Sr. and Helen (Ring) Nattinger; brothers, Kerlin (Elvira) and Leonard; sister, Helen (Frank) Fucile; and grandson, Scotty. Survivors include children from his first marriage, Bruce (Ann), Scott (Hope), Ross (Bonnie), Todd (Carol), and Andrea (Mark) Larmer; his stepdaughters, Jeannie (Andy) Chavous, Brenda Kay, and Diane Townsend; sister-in-law, Ruth Nattinger; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Jack was born August 3, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois in the shadow of Wrigley Field, which remained in his heart forever. With his family, he traveled the country as a drapery workroom manager, installing, staffing and successfully operating newly built factories, before finally settling in Augusta. Jack was a devoted member and leader at Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, serving God and the congregation in many roles. He was a voracious reader, known for his voluminous grasp of history, particularly the Civil War era, and his love of big band music. His children fondly remember summer vacations at White Lake Beach in Wisconsin, visiting historical landmarks, hand-carving pinewood derby cars, 50 mile canoe trips, a devastating hook shot, and his steadfast love of sports, most especially his beloved Chicago Cubs. Family and friends are invited to gather at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, 2525 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Pastor Geoff Gleason. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cliffwood Presbyterian Church.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2016