John Hume Sr.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

John Patterson "Jack" Hume Sr., 74, of Jackson was granted God's mercy as he met his Lord, face to face, Saturday, June 11, 2005, following a battle with cancer.

He was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Florissant, Mo., son of Edward and Margaret Patterson Hume. He and Mary E. Burnett were married Aug. 15, 1959, in Florissant. She went home to be with the Lord Oct. 21, 2003.

Jack was a 1947 graduate of Ferguson High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force May 1, 1951. He was honorably discharged Oct. 1, 1952, as an airman first class.

A retired truck driver for North American Van Lines, Jack previously managed the former Coleman's BBQ in Cape Girardeau, and was a salesman with Brinker Tractor Sales in Florissant.

He was a member of Shawnee Hills Baptist Church in Jackson, where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed gardening, barbecuing, fishing and caring for his grandchildren.

Loving survivors include two sons, John P. "Pat" Hume Jr., wife Amy, and children Landon, Carter, Caroline and Jack Henry of Jackson, Scott W. Hume, wife Heidi, children Guthrie and Avery of Jackson; three daughters, Laurie Christenson, husband Doug, children Clark and Blaine of Gillette, Wyo., Julie Hume, friend Dana and son Trenton of Murphysboro, Ill., Amy Sparks, husband Garrett, and son Noah of Jackson; a brother, Gib Hume and wife Judy of Harvester, Mo.; a sister, Mary Lou Boone and husband Russ of Branson, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Evelyn Teson of Jackson; and many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, James E. Hume.

Jack's family remembers him most for his overwhelming devotion to his wife, children and grandchildren. He served God and his family with great love and unwavering faith. He instilled the love of God into his children, and desired to share his love of Jesus Christ with others. His spiritual and physical strength, along with his patient, kind and giving nature, will be greatly missed.

His commitment to serve God and others has now been recognized by his Master, and he has been welcomed home with the reassuring words, "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter now into the joy of your Lord!"

Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and Wednesday after 11 a.m.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Raymond Epps and R.L. Robinson officiating. The committal service will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery, with the Rev. Luther Rhodes officiating and military honors to be conducted.

Memorials may be made to the International Brain Foundation, 60 Doctors' Park, Suite 103, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63703.

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