Jack W. Carncross, of Sringfield died at 11:10 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy, IL. He was born July 27, 1925 in East St. Louis, IL to Gordon and Ferne Overmeyer Carncross. He married Violet M. Perkins on February 7, 1945 and she preceded him in death on February 11, 2012. Also preceding him in death were two daughters, Darleen Ahrens and Colleen Stone and a sister, Valeria Childers.
Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen (Dewey) Yaeger of DeKalb, IL; son, Gordon (Elaine) Carncross of West Chicago, IL; five grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.
Jack has lived in Springfield since 1945. He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran serving during WWII and Korea. He worked at Pillsbury Mills, Nichols Laundry and Wyandotte Chemicals. He was a member of Williamsville Christian Church. He was a member of Masonic Central Lodge #71/ now Chatham Central Lodge #523, a member of ANSAR Shrine, ANSAR Legion of Honor, Springfield Consistory and Past Director of the Jesters Court 20.
Visitation: 4-6 pm Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home. A Masonic service will be held at 6 pm.
Funeral Service: 10 am, Monday, February 25, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Higgs officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the United States Marine Corps.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Masonic Serive at 6 pm