Jack Thomas Pirkey
October 17, 1930 ~ June 20, 2014
Jack Thomas Pirkey, of Bothell, WA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior June 20, 2014, at the age of 83, in his home with family present. Jack was born October 17, 1930, in Ocoee, TN. Raised in Detroit, MI, Jack joined the Marine Corps at age 19 and served during the Korean War. Later, he became a steam Engineer in Detroit. Upon moving to the West Coast, he worked at Boeing for seven years. Jack later sold real estate in the Seattle Area for 27 years, retiring in 1995. After retiring, he was extremely active in various activities. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with animals of all kinds, acting, writing and directing plays. He was very active in church activities. In 2001, he moved to Wenatchee, WA, where he lived for ten years, before becoming ill and moving back to the Seattle Area to be close to family.
Jack is survived by his wife of 31 years, Constance. Jack was blessed with six children and three step-children: Michael (Sarina) Pirkey, Elizabeth Pirkey, Christina Leigh, Margaret (Pete) Sheehan, Laura Pirkey, Kathryn (Evan) Bruce, Mark (Kris) Tyler, Christine (David) Hayes, and Lisa (Scott) Ward. In addition, Jack has 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Eastmont Baptist Church, 400 S. Kentucky Avenue, East Wenatchee, WA 98802, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd. SW, Lilburn, GA 30047 or online at http://www.lbda.org/go/donate.