Capt. Jack Verner Blough, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), passed away March 26, 2014.
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Jack was born June 15, 1930, to Verner and Cassie Blough of Mize, Miss. Jack enlisted in the United States Air Force in July of 1947. He attended the Officer Candidate School at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, from January to June 1956. Jack continued to serve our country for 20 years before retiring as a United States Air Force Captain in June 1967. Jack then went on to work for Teledyne-Ryan Aero Co., from July 1967 to March 1973. He retired to the Escambia Farms community in Baker, Fla., where he started in the hay business, then progressed to growing timber.
Jack was an active member in the Officers Candidate School, Class of 1956, as well as the Blackman Community Center, where he enjoyed his monthly get-togethers with all his wonderful neighbors and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bill Blough.
Jack is survived by his wife, Betty, of Baker, Fla.; sons, Brian Blough of Haslet, Texas; and Richard Blough and wife, Belinda, of Midland, Texas; and a granddaughter, Dani Guerrero, of Cedar Park, Texas.
A memorial service for Jack will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home. Immediately following the service, family and friends will gather at the Blackman Community Center located at 7590 N. Hwy. 189, Baker, FL 32531.
The family suggests donations in Jack's memory to the Blackman Community Center. Flowers will be accepted at the funeral home.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
436 West James Lee Boulevard Crestview, FL 32536
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Mar. 28, 2014