REAGAN, A. JACK - age 82, of Gatlinburg, passed at home after a battle with ALS, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He began his life August 30, 1931, in a cabin on Roaring Fork Creek. As a boy he grew up where his parents started LeConte Creek Cottages and Motel on the Parkway in Gatlinburg. There Jack developed a lifelong love of hunting and fishing. As a teenager, Jack attended Pi Beta Phi School where he met his future wife, Lela Jane Love. At Pi Phi, Jack was a member of the varsity basketball team, and a member of the very 1st high school football team in Gatlinburg. After high school, Jack and Jane married and started a family. Jack owned a sight-seeing business and later a Pan-am service station. During this time in their lives they had three boys, Sam, Dan, and Mark. Jack served the Gatlinburg Community as a police officer, a city councilman, and as mayor. Later he owned and operated a campground and Reagan's Hardware. After retirement Jack loved to watch Dan and Jane compete in weight lifting, fish with Mark, attend Gatlinburg-Pittman football games to watch grandson, Dillon, play, and visit with great grandson, Paxton. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ina Ownby Reagan; father, Lewis Paxton Reagan; sons, Samuel Lewis Reagan and Daniel Jack Reagan; and sister, Billie Ruth Kelly. He is survived by Wife Jane Love Reagan; son and daughter-in-law, Mark Andrew and Kathryn Haynes Reagan; grandchildren, Melissa Reagan, Charli Reagan, Brandy and husband Paul Moyers, Todd Reagan and wife Ali Reagan, Brittany Reagan and Jon Heath, Kaitlin Reagan, Dillon Reagan; great grandchildren, Brooklyn Green, Paxton Reagan, Hadley Heath, Chelsey Ogle, Meagan Ogle, and Alex Reagan. The family will receive friends 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, and cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on July 6, 2014