Jackie R. "Jack" Schlessman

Monday, June 1, 2015

Jackie R. "Jack" Schlessman, 77, of Purdy, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015, in Cox-Monett Hospital.

He was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Anderson, the son of Leon Emmit and Viola (Thrutchley) Schlessman. On May 17, 1957, in Lanagan, he was united in marriage to Norma Thurman, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jackie W. Schlessman and his wife, Jacquelyn, of Purdy, and Steve Schlessman and his wife, Dawn, of Wheaton; one daughter, Sharon Kay Baker and her husband, Ray, of Orange Park, Fla.; three brothers, Tom Schlessman and his wife, Bonnie, of Bentonville, Ark., John Schlessman and his wife, Freda, of Beaver, Okla., and Junior Schlessman and his wife, Neoma, of Anderson; three sisters, Annabel Warren and her husband, John, of Kansas City, Carolyn "Kay" Lewis, of Moran, Kan., and Mary Lou Lewis and her husband, Rick, of Pineville; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Emmit, Lester and William Schlessman.

He received his education at Pineville, where he graduated from high school. For several years, he was employed as a butcher at the Wheaton IGA and then owned and operated The Wheaton Frozen Foods. He later worked at Efco, Fasco and then Walmart. He was a member of East Side Church of Christ in Monett.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Don Deffenbaugh conducted the services. Burial was at Tracy Cemetery, Anderson.

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