Jack Hardeman Exum, Sr., 81, of Lake City, FL, died Sunday, February 7, 2010, at the Lake City Medical Center. He was a native of Nashville, TN, the son of the late Fred E. and Alma Jewell Selley Exum. He moved to Lake City, FL in 1993 coming from Royston, GA. He was a member of Central Church of Christ (New Horizon church of Christ, where Jack Exum, Jr is the Minister). Mr. Exum was a retired minister, an author having written more than 39 books and a recipient of an Amy Award for religious writing. He also wrote a column that appeared in the Lake City Reporter each Saturday. An avid reader, pool player with his friends at Eastside Village, golfer, coach (football and basketball), Mr. Exum enjoyed walking, cycling, fishing and any outdoor activities. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather.
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Survivors include his wife: Marion Ann McLeroy Exum, Lake City, FL; two sons: Jack Exum, Jr. (Lauw) and Robert Eugene Exum (Svetlana), Lake City, FL; two daughters: Sandra Sheridan (Phillip), Jacksonville, FL and Tamara Hart, GA. Ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive. He was predeceased by two of his children: Sharlene Johnstone and Glenn Edward Exum.
Funeral services for Mr. Exum will be conducted at 2 P.M. on Friday, February 12, 2010 at Gateway-Forest Lawn Chapel with Earl Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday, February 11, 2010, from 6:00 PM to 9 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Horizon church of Christ 6130 S. US HWY 441, P.O. Box 962, Lake City, FL. 32025. GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. US Highway 441, Lake City, FL (386-752-1954) is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book at
Published in Lake City Reporter on Feb. 11, 2010