Jack Stringer died on January 28, 2021, in Marco Island, Florida. He was born in Moweaqua, Illinois, in 1931. He is survived by Charlotte, his wife of 65 years, daughter Jackie (Kevin) Lawton and son Tim (LuAnn) Stringer. Four grandsons, Christopher (Hilary) Lawton, Brandon (Emily) Stringer, Matt (Monica Krider) Stringer, and Andrew Lawton and three great–grandsons Jack, Wade and Nate, all who brought him great joy. He is preceded in death by his parents Ed and Leona (Rowe) Stringer and sister Elaine (Bill) Furr.
Jack earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern Illinois University. He taught school in Hindsboro, IL, Edinburg, IL, and Macon, IL. Jack and Charlotte started J&C Stringer Trucking in October 1978.
Jack was especially proud of his service in the United States Marine Corp. He served during the Korean Conflict at the Chosin Reservoir where he earned the Presidential Unit Citation, the Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and two purple hearts.
Jack lived a full life. He will be greatly missed by his family and numerous friends who describe him as a great storyteller with a good sense of humor, a strong and proud man, and a devoted and loving husband.
A Celebration of Life will be held later. Memorial donations can be given in Jack’s memory to the South Macon Fire Department.